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An experiment in information searching with the 701 calculator

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Copyright (c) 1993 Library Information and Technology Association

Abstract: Harley. E. Tillitt began experiments on storage and searching of a coordinate index using an IBM 701 Calculator soon after the machine arrived in September 1953 and the then Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California. By April 1954 Mr. Tillitt''s program was operational, searching the Library''s coordinate index, which had been converted to a truncated machine readable form. In early May 1954 Mr. Tillitt present the following paper, describing his system, at an IBM Computation Seminar at Endicott, New York. The paper is believed to be the first report on library-related computerization and is here printed for the first time because of its historic importance.


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Publication Year:1993
Type of Material:Book
Language English
Published in: Information technology and libraries
Publication Info:Volume 12 Number 1
Issue:March 1993
Page(s):47 - 50
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Reprinted from JOLA Volume 3 Number 3 (September 1970) p 202 - 206.
Libraries: U.S. Naval Ordnance Test Station
Subject: Library automation -- historical development
IBM 701
Information retrieval systems
ISSN:0730-9295
Record Number:1773
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00