ERIC Number: ED097893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Illustrative Computer Programming for Libraries; Selected Examples for Information Specialists. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, No. 12.
Davis, Charles H.
Intended for teaching applications programing for libraries and information centers, this volume is a graded workbook or text supplement containing typical practice problems, suggested solutions, and brief analyses which emphasize programing efficiency. The computer language used is Programing Language/One (PL/1) because it adapts readily to library problems. The book is divided into two parts, the first covering introductory applications such as: control cards, DECLARE statements, program documentation, compilation vs. execution, input and output, builtin functions, PL/1 logical operators, simple search, number and cost of acquisitions, and circulation tally. The second part includes the more advanced applications related to: selective dissemination of information, simple sorting, keyword indexing, binary search, weighted-term searching, on-line interactive programing, and elements of auxiliary storage. There are copious illustrations of cards, printouts, and flow charts as well as a selected bibliography and index. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Data Processing, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Automation, Programing, Programing Languages, Selective Dissemination of Information, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
Greenwood Press, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, Connecticut 06880 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
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