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The objectives of the National Air and Space Museum to develop an information system providing for the capture of photographic, lineal and textual documents in high resolution digital images, to convert the digital images of text to standard ASCII computer code, and to retrieve the appropriate...
The six steps inherent to the development of an inhouse system are examined 1 problem definition, 2 requirement specifications, 3 analysis and identification of alternatives and solutions, 4 design, 5 implementation, and 6 evaluation. A practical method for comparing and weighting options is...
The distinction between digital and analog data, the specific advantages of analog storage and the use of optical discs to store analog data are detailed. The configuration and potential of Level One, Level Two, and Level Three laser disc systems are explained. Side bars address 1 selection of...
Voice output technology has attained levels of surprising sophistication and quality at reasonable costs. Examined in this article are two methods of generating synthetic speech phoneme and reconstructed voice systems. Applications, on both levels, are discussed. Accompanying the article are a...
The attributes of laser discs are reviewed, as are the traditional objections to the use of audiovisual materials including their lack of specificity to precise objectives. Use of authoring systems is described as a means of tailoring laser disc programs to meet those precise objectives, as well...
The format of data on magnetic tape along with the process of reading and writing data to tape, are explained. The sources of tape errors are discussed, as are methods for correcting andor bypassing tape errors. Further advice for the proper handling, storage, and shipment of tapes is provided.
An integrated library system specifically designed for technical libraries. TECHLIB supports an online catalog, automated circulation, acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and management functions. Its functions, modular construction, and installation at Northrop Corporation, are described.
Microcomputer magazines can be an important source for learning about microcomputers and for increasing awareness about new hardware and software. Hundreds of microcomputer magazines and newsletters exist, including 60 or so that can be found at newsstands. Those 60 microcomputer magazines,...
The Macintosh computer, using MacPaint, is a flexible, easy to use and powerful tool for producing informational, instructional and promotional signage. Specific applications at CarnegieMellon University Libraries are illustrated.
The impact of telecommuting on worker productivity is a management issue with a mix of unresolved questions and implications. The experience of Boulder Public Library, in which management and support personnel established preexperiment baseline data for comparison with the quantitative and...
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