ERIC Number: ED107274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Will Microfilm and Computers Replace Clippings?
Oppendahl, Alison; And Others
Four speeches are presented, each of which deals with the use of conputers to organize and retrieve news stories. The first speech relates in detail the step-by-step process devised by the "Free Press" in Detroit to analyze, categorize, code, film, process, and retrieve news stories through the use of the electronic film retrieval system, Miracode, designed by Eastman Kodak. The second speech discusses the idea of a regional newspaper library which would employ the paper tape used to produce a newspaper to index by computer that day's news stories and to provide a computer-produced microfilm for mounting in member papers' retrieval devices. The third speech discusses the Automated News Clipping, Indexing and Retrieval System (ANCIRS) which uses a minicomputer to control a very high speed microfiche retrieval terminal so that any piece of morgue copy is available to the viewer in approximately four seconds on the Image Systems terminal. The fourth speech concerns the development of a new, automated computer-assisted system, ACCESS, now in use by the "Chicago Daily News" and "Chicago Sun-Times" Editorial Library. (KKC)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Output Microfilm, Computer Science, Data Processing, Indexing, Information Networks, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Automation, Library Services, Microfiche, Microfilm, Newspapers, Reference Services, Regional Cooperation, Speeches, Technology
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.