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Library Systems Newsletter [June 1985]

BRS has introduced a new service, BRKTHRU, which provides a user-friendly, menu-based approach for new or casual users. The software is mounted on BRS. (It is not a micro-based package.)

On entering BRKTHRU, the user selects from a menu of 7 broad subject categories. The system displays a list of the files in the chosen categories and the user selects the file to be searched. The user may view a description of the file or proceed directly to a search. The system provides search prompts, if required. Multiword search terms are interpreted as being in an adjacency relationship; Boolean operators and field restrictions are also available. The system indicates the number of documents retrieved and provides a choice of action-printing, reviewing, purging, etc.

BRKTHRU costs $35 per connect hour, including telecommunication charges ($17.50 at night), plus database royalty and print charges.

[Contact: BRS Information Technologies, 1200 Route 7, Latham, New York, 12110, (518) 783-1161 or (800) 345-4BRS.]

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Publication Year:1985
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 06
Issue:June 1985
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss and Judy McQueen, Contributing Editors
Company: BRS Information Technologies
Products: BRKTHRU
Subject: Online searching
Record Number:4143
Last Update:2024-04-10 08:55:53
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00