ERIC Number: ED247929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
FAMULUS: A Personal Information System User's Manual (for IBM System Users).
Bolin, Robert L.
This manual explains how to use the FAMULUS program package in a computing environment where most text is input through terminals and most files are stored on disks. Developed in the late 1960s by the Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station of the United States Forest Service, FAMULUS was conceived as a personal documentation system for research scientists. It provides extreme individual freedom to structure and update information files maintained by individuals, and interchange and merger of files between individuals or groups is easily accomplished. This manual was adapted from a FAMULUS manual prepared in 1969 and enhanced with some ideas and examples from three other FAMULUS manuals. The main change was to recommend using an interactive editor program instead of keypunching to prepare the FAMULUS records. The manual is divided into four chapters: (1) general information, (2) preparing an input file, (3) the FAMULUS programs, and (4) effective use of the search program. The four appendices include a bibliography and information on rules for keypunching (the original mode of input), how to interpret error messages, and job control language. (DMC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens.