ERIC Number: ED053754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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FAMULUS: A Personal Documentation System..Users' Manual.
Forest Service (USDA), Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.
Although designed to process personal reference collections maintained by researchers, Famulus is suitable for a large number of other applications. For this purpose it can be regarded as a general-purpose system. This manual presents it as such a system. The eight main Famulus programs described are: "Edit"--writes punched card input onto tape. Allows the user to make corrections, additions, and deletions. "Sort"--rearranges file order by changing the order of fields within records so the file can be realphabetized. "Merge"--provides updating facilities and permits enlargement of the files through merging two individual files into one master file. "Galley"--prints the file in any of several formats. "Vocab"--prints in alphabetic order the words in any given field of a file, making lists of index terms, keywords in title, etc. "Index"--lists keywords and tells in what records they may be found, thereby, indexing your file. "Search"--scans stipulated field(s) in the records of a file, matching them against a user-prepared search question. Only those records that meet the search requirements are printed out. "Ossify"--punches card deck equivalents of tape files, for use as safety decks or for massive correction operations. Appendix D mentions three peripheral programs. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.
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