ERIC Number: ED036301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Project INTREX. Semiannual Activity Report, 15 September 1968 to 15 March 1969.
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
After three years of preparation, the Project Intrex research team has begun to subject parts of its augmented catalog system to interactions with users who were interested in the substance of the stored information and uncontaminated by prior association with the Intrex research effort. The experiences with users to date, as well as progress made on the engineering side, are presented in this report. All the elements of the Intrex System have been completed, all are working individually, and with the exception of the display-console-typewriter, magnetic-drum link, all have been interconnected and made to work as a complete system. Since the first user experiments were conducted before completion of the display console and since full-text material cannot be requested presently from an IBM 2741 typewriter terminal, the kind used in the experiments, only catalog information could be extracted by the initial group of users. Nevertheless, the experiments have contributed substantially to a preliminary understanding of system performance and user behavior. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Computers, Display Systems, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Libraries, Man Machine Systems, Microfilm, Systems Development, Use Studies
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 183 295; MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.
Identifiers: Information Transfer; Project Intrex
Note: Report PR-5 is LI 000 925 and PR-6 is LI 001 033