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$60,000 worm system announced

Library Systems Newsletter [January 1988]


The least expensive WORM-based filing system available at this time is the Summit Laser-Base 1200 filing system from Laser Magnetic Storage International Company, a joint venture of N. V. Philips and Control Data Corporation. It is the first complete 12-inch WORM system priced under $60,000. The system can scan, index, file, retrieve, and print up to 40,000 digitized images on a disk. Once indexed, a single page can be retrieved in approximately 10 seconds. There is also a model 2400 available which integrates two WORM drives. A jukebox system for supporting more drives is planned. Until then, disks can be interchanged manually. The system is in use at a European library which is scanning materials in its municipal archives collection. While the cost for creating the WORM-based file is slightly higher than that of in-house microfilming, the much faster retrieval, and the potential for remote access, make the WORM system attractive.

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Publication Year:1988
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 8 Number 01
Issue:January 1988
Page(s):6
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Optical storage technology
ISSN:0277-0288
Record Number:4419
Last Update:2021-11-17 12:27:41
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00