ERIC Number: ED125533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Networking of Interactive Bibliographic Retrieval Systems.
Marcus, Richard S.; Reintjes, J. Francis
Research in networking of heterogeneous interactive bibliographic retrieval systems is being conducted which centers on the concept of a virtual retrieval system. Such a virtual system would be created through a translating computer interface that would provide access to the different retrieval systems and data bases in a uniform and convenient way, even for the inexperienced user. An experimental interface, called CONIT, has been built to test the virtual system concept. Initial evaluation of CONIT, which connects four retrieval systems, suggests that the virtual system approach could be cost effective. Particular attention was focused on the requirements for a common command language, ease of use, and message interpretation and protocols in a networked interface. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Electronic Systems Lab.