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ERIC Number: ED003330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 122
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THE INTEGRATION, STORAGE, AND RETRIEVAL OF BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATA IN ENGLISH STUDIES.
SAWIN, LEWIS; AND OTHERS
THE INTEGRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY PILOT STUDY EXPLORED PROBLEMS INHERENT IN CREATION OF AN INFORMATION SERVICE USING A SINGLE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL COMPILATION CONTAINING EVERY ITEM WHICH HAS EVER BEEN LISTED IN A MAJOR BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH STUDIES. PROVISION WAS MADE ALSO FOR CONTINUOUS ADDITION OF NEW ITEMS. A COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM WAS USED TO (1) INTEGRATE OR MERGE SOURCE BIBLIOGRAPHIES, USING A MINIMUM OF HUMAN EFFORT, (2) STORE THIS INFORMATION, AND (3) RETRIEVE ONE-SUBJECT BIBLIOGRAPHIES. TEST OF THE SYSTEM WITH A DATA BASE FROM THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC CORPUS DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF AN INFORMATION SERVICE FOR ENGLISH STUDIES BASED ON AN INTEGRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. A MACHINE-READABLE RECORD REPLICATED EACH SOURCE BIBLIOGRAPHY WITHOUT CHANGE OF FORMAT OR OMISSION OF DETAIL. DETAILED FLOW DIAGRAMS AS WELL AS COMPUTER PROGRAMS WERE PREPARED FOR ALL OPERATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE THAT THE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION BE COMPLETED SO THAT (1) PRODUCTION-TYPE OPERATIONS COULD BE CARRIED THROUGH ON RELATIVELY LARGE QUANTITIES OF DATA, (2) RETRIEVAL CAPABILITY COULD BE THOROUGHLY TESTED, AND (3) COST ESTIMATES COULD BE OBTAINED FOR OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM AS AN INFORMATION SERVICE. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers: COLORADO; Colorado (Boulder)