Man-Machine Communication through a Teletypewriter.
Final rept. 23 Mar 65-30 Nov 71,
MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA
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The report is a comprehensive research study of man-machine communication through a typewriter terminal. The study spans a full decade from 1962 - 1971. The most significant findings of the study are as follows 1 There is an essential difference between information and data. 2-a. There is an essential difference between information handling in a library versus a problem-solving environment. 2-b. As a consequence of 2-a. the computerized library information retrieval system need not be imbedded in a host system nor written re-entrant the problem-solving data management system should be provided with both features. 3 The library information system does contain a conventional catalog card file but extended in scope in a computerized system to accomodate author, title, sponsoring agency, publisher, date, etc., and bibliographical capabilities. The computerized library information system should also provide indexing tools. 4 The rate of growth of all literature is rapid. But the rate of growth in any one subject area is relatively slow. Author
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