ERIC Number: ED108661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1953-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Installation Manual for the Uniterm System of Coordinate Indexing.
Documentation Inc., Washington, DC.
The Uniterm system of coordinate indexing, developed by the Armed Services Technical Information Agency, provides a method for the organization, storage, and retrieval of information. The contents of reports are analyzed, and terms are assigned to the documents. For each term there is a card upon which the accession number of documents assigned that term are entered. Reports may be retrieved by looking up the appropriate term or by comparing the document numbers on two or more term cards. Thus, the identical numbers appearing on the three cards "air" and "ducts" and "icing" would lead to documents on air duct icing. The document may then be retrieved directly, or a card containing bibliographic information, abstract, and uniterms may be consulted. Rules and directions for indexing and posting are given, along with some references and search methods. (LS)
Descriptors: Coordinate Indexes, Guides, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Search Strategies, Subject Index Terms
Photoduplication Service, Library of Congress, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540 (PB 126 671, Photocopy $8.00; Microfiche $4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Documentation Inc., Washington, DC.