Accession Number : AD0604719

Title :   A SYSTEM FOR CATALOGING REFERENCE MATERIAL,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,R. P. ; Blakeslee,D. J. ; Skavdahl,H.

Report Date : 07 JUN 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The needle-sort card system for cataloging reference material is discussed. By this system, reports are cataloged according to subject matter by notching out appropriate holes that line the four edges of a card. The sorting process is then accomplished by inserting a needle into the proper row of holes in a deck of such cards, thus permitting the notched cards to separate from the deck. This permits a quick examination of an itimized summary of all available reports that might be of interest.

Descriptors :   (*PUNCHED CARDS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), (*INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, SUBJECT INDEXING), (*SUBJECT INDEXING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), CATALOGS, CLASSIFICATION, DOCUMENTS, REPORTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE