Files in this item



application/pdfKennedy.pdf (735kB)


Title:How to design data processing input records for optimum results
Author(s):Kennedy, John P.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
System design
Abstract:Inefficiencies in machine processing resulting from poor card design can be measured in milliseconds or microseconds per record. Even when dealing with large files, this will usually add up to no more than a few minutes per run. If the run is repeated frequently, however, a few minutes or a few dollars difference per run may be significant. For a large library processing its circulation file daily, inefficiency resulting from poor card design and requiring a few extra milliseconds for processing each record could cost the library hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.
Issue Date:1965
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Jenkins, Frances B. (ed) (1965) Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 79-91.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (3rd : 1965)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1965 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-05-26

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics

  • Total Downloads: 255
  • Downloads this Month: 0
  • Downloads Today: 0