File structure for an on-line catalog of one million titles
Journal of library automation
Dimsdale, J J~Heaps, H S
Copyright (c) 1973 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: A description is given of the file organization and design of an on-line catalog suitable for automation of a library of one million books. A method of virtual hash addressing allows rapid search of the indexes to the catalog file. Storage of textual material in a compressed form allows considerable reduction in storage costs.