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The University of Wyoming Law Library had a problem. We had a fiveyearold database of our collection, maintained on the university's Cyber mainframe computer. A technician entered data manually into this database we call SIR. We also had a card print program on the Cyber, which used the same...
To produce a library guide or bibliography that has call numbers in the lefthand column and the citation and text to the right, as in fig. 1, here are some suggestions that might help in formatting your page. The symbol is used here for the or key on your keyboard.
PC users who deal with large numbers of files using the DOS COPY command should be aware of an obscure bug in DOS version 2.1. If you use the . wildcard specification meaning all files in the current directory to copy more than 256 files, every 256th file will not actually be copied. What's...
PC users who have a hard disk face an interesting dilemma how to keep track of all the files in the directory. Did you ever try to pick out a single file as names whiz by on the screen Or did you ever try to figure out which files go with which programs It can be pretty confusing.
Every now and then, a brand new kind of peripheral device arrives on the microcomputer scene. One such product is the Cauzin Softstrip Reader, a product of Cauzin Systems, Inc. 835 S. Main St., Waterbury, CT 06706. Phone 18005337323 in CT 2035730150. The Softstrip Reader available for about a...
It is difficult to analyze, especially from short range, the effect an annual conference will have on the library world. When it's held in Chicago, you can assume the posture the citizens have toward the weather and say Wait a day and it will change. When it's in San Francisco, you know that no...
We have lots of fun with the userdefined function keys on our M300 Workstation. To illustrate principles that you might apply in Interlibrary Loan or in another OCLC subsystem, we'd like to share some of our uses. That single row of buttons rivals in its way the Constant Data record and, yes,...
Does the information in your dBASE II or dBASE III files sometimes seem to resist your best efforts to display it in a concise and easytounderstand form The problem may be in the sequential manner mat dBASE handles your records. Essentially, each row horizontal line in a dBASE listing represents...
Have you ever gone through your diskettes or hard disk subdirectories to weed out obsolete or unwanted files It is easy enough to use the and wildcard characters to delete files with common elements in their names or extensions, using commands like ERASE .BAK or ERASE RESULT.DAT but, if you...
We use the M300 Workstation as a microcomputer for a variety of purposes. In addition to such common applications as word processing and spreadsheets, we use three database management programs Knowledge Man, dBASE III, and PCFile III for various projects. This article describes our use of PCFile...
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