ERIC Number: ED046400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-10
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Microfiche Storage and Retrieval System Study: Final Report.
Wicker, Roger; And Others
System Development Corporation's (SDC) exploration of microform state-of-the-art and current research reveals developments which will be applicable to the requirements of many small Department of Defense (DoD) users and similar facilities in the next two to five years. The study's survey of the small user population reveals a variety of user types, each with differing microfiche storage and retrieval needs. However, it is anticipated that as microfiche increasingly replaces hard copy and as equipment innovations continue to make the medium more attractive to users, the need and demand for more convenient storage and retrieval equipment will grow rapidly. SDC has documented design objectives and specifications for two microfiche storage and retrieval devices appropriate to the storage and retrieval requirements for two categories of Defense Documentation Center (DDC) users. One is a relatively low-cost system utilizing cartridges for storing and handling of microfiche. This system is recommended primarily for small users with active collections under 10,000 in size. The second system is a fully automated, modular system which provides for on-line operation of a variety of output devices including reader-printers, duplicators and remote terminals. This system is recommended primarily for users with active collections up to 30,000 in size. (Author)
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Microfiche, Microfilm, Microform Readers, Microforms, Questionnaires, Use Studies
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD 710 000, MF $.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.