Chemical Literature, Volume 15, Number 3, Fall 1963 Page: 4
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An interesting description of a mechanized
searching system in action appears in the June
1963, "Metals Review." The ASM system, which
has been operating for three years, has' been challenged
by a broad range of questions. Examples
show how the system has met the challenge, often
not -only successfully but with a definite savings in
search time. Not to be overlooked by the researcher
is the value of a negative response, indicating that
the information does not exist in the literature.
many different computer techniques to arrive at
criteria for evaluating their effectiveness and the
machine capabilities needed to apply them.
Requests for application forms and questions
may be directed to Search Strategy, Graduate
School of Library Science, Drexel Institute of
Technology, Philadelphia 4, Pennsylvania. Phone
area code 215, EVergreen 2-6200, extension 478
(or 383), Mrs. Mary H. Davis.
Mrs. Claire K. Schultz, will conduct a course in
,Search Strategy beginning in September 1963 at
Drexel Institute of Technology. The content will be
essentially that of the full time course she taught
last year under the auspices of Drexel's Graduate
School of Library Science.
Part I from September 27 to December 20 will
cover the historical development of information
retrieval as well as principles of classification
and indexing. Part II from January 3 to March 20,
and Part III from April 3 to June 12, will compare
The International Federation for Documentation
(FID) published recently the third edition of
"Photocopies from Abroad," a directory of photocopying
and microcopying services in 38 countries.
Most of the more than 150 services described supply
copies from their own collections; some offer
to trace the required document and have it reproduced.
Further identified as FID publication 347,
this 28-page booklet is available at 5 Dutch guilders
per copy from the International Federation
of Documentation, 7 Hofweg, The Hague, Netherlands.
WILEY @ BOOKS
*Volume 1 in the
Wiley Information Sciences Series
By JOSEPH BECKER, Data Processing Consultant,
and R. M. HAYES, Advanced Information Systems,
Inc. The need for improved information systems has
become critical in recent years because of the steady
growth in size and complexity of organizations and
data. The fundamental purpose of this new book is
to show that the solution of any information system
problem requires the cooperative efforts of people
drawn from a variety of different areas. It describes
the tools these people bring to the task, their interaction
The authors provide a unified structure within
which current and future developments in information
retrieval and allied fields can be viewed. They
emphasize the general principles common to any
given approach to a specific problem. The book is
organized into three parts: The first summarizes the
existing tools and the way they are used. The second
section presents the structure within which these
tools should be viewed, and discusses the problems
to be solved in design and implementation of a
system. The third part describes the theoretical foundation
upon which the general principles of information
retrieval are based.
1963. 448 pages. $11.95
IOHN WILEY & SONS, Inc.
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