The Application of Inexpensive Minicomputers to Information Work.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Minicomputers are now extremely powerful and can be equipped with large access stores. These features make them ideally suited to information work and their cost is sufficiently low that an information centre or service can even justify having one solely for its own use. This avoids all the problems inherent in the sharing of a main frame computer, either in an associated organization or at a commercial bureau. This report outlines the ways in which many computers can be used in information work and includes examples of their current use in a number of different areas, such as editing and publishing information bulletins, SDISelective Dissemination of Information and retrospective retrieval and library housekeeping.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware