Accession Number : AD0612277

Title :   DESCRIPTION OF CATALOGING AND INDEXING SYSTEM FOR THE ACM REPOSITORY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rubinoff,Morris ; white,John F. ,Jr.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The repository library of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was first proposed in 1961, and subsequently the Moore School of Electrical Engineering was designated as the site. The Moore School established an Advisory Board on Information Retrieval, a research team to provide council in relating the repository to current developments. The Moore School research team concentrated on preparation of an organizational and procedural plan for a mechanized information center with 2 principles: (1) a library must make its information as easily accessible to a customer as any store, and (2) information service should be provided at a competitive price. The system aims to store bibliographic elements, 4 echelons of index terms for enhancing user convenience, and a number of document attributes for expediting user search. The system has a 'multiport' entry plan whereby search may be based on any of the many aspects of the contents or the packaging of documents. The concept of the multiport entry is an outgrowth of the Moore School Multilist system (AD-270 573) and has been incorporated into the indexing system via 'Added Info' groups. The scheme also permits stochastic search through the system, i.e. attaining the most applicable word from an initial approximation and a search through related categories, sections and/or classes.

Descriptors :   (*LIBRARIES, SUBJECT INDEXING), (*SUBJECT INDEXING, LIBRARIES), (*CATALOGS, LIBRARIES), AUTOMATION, DOCUMENTS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE