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Journal of library automation [December 1972]

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Copyright (c) 1972 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: A computer-based system to produce listings of topical subject terms and geographically subdivided terms is described. The system files and their associated listings are called the Subject Authority File (SAF) and the Geographic Authority File (GAF). Conversion, operation, problems, and costs of the system are presented. Details of the optical scanning conversion, with illustrations, show the relative ease of the technique for simple upper case data files. Program and data characteristics are illustrated with record layouts and sample listings.


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Publication Year:1972
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 4
Issue:December 1972
Page(s):230-243
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Subject: Authority control
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2052
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00