ERIC Number: ED051837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Cost-Effectiveness of Retrospective Search Systems.
King, Donald W.; Caldwell, Nancy W.
The purpose of the present study is to explore cost-effectiveness factors that affect the choice among alternative system designs for retrospective searching services. A cost-effectiveness model that may be used to evaluate potential systems was derived, and a statement of the general magnitude of costs that the American Psychological Association (APA) can expect in implementing and operating alternate systems is given. These "typical" costs may be used to establish the cost-effectiveness of general classes of systems, such as mechanized search on-line by titles or by batch processing on index terms. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.