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Title: Commercial users of MARC: Autocomp, Inc.
Author(s): Cole, Fred C., Jr.
Subject(s): Machine readable bibliographic data
MARC formats
Libraries --Automation
Abstract: In 1966 Autocomp was founded as an information systems and computer software company to work principally in the text data input, manipulation, full-text retrieval, and photocomposition areas. Autocomp developed an operational system called RECOMP (Retrieval and Composition) which at the time of this writing had processed over 325 million characters of data. Prime emphasis has been the computerization and retrieval of legal information and the manipulation of data for the codification of laws. However, in the latter part of 1968 it was recognized that RECOMP could operate equally well for the input, manipulation, and output of bibliographic data; work with the MARC tapes of the Library of Congress was begun. Since RECOMP is a broad, universal system, easily adapted to all forms of text processing and because it is fully operational, we were able to process the MARC data and to make it easily accessible. A general description of RECOMP and its utility for the processing of bibliographic data follow. The RECOMP system is divided, conceptually, into five major areas: 1) input, 2) maintenance, 3) manipulation, 4) composition, and 5) retrieval (see Figure 1). Each major area comprises several program modules. The following remarks are devoted to a description of these programs by area, with particular attention given to concept as opposed to technical detail.
Issue Date: 1970
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In MARC uses and users : papers presented at the 1970 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, April 26-29, 1970, ed. Kathryn L. Henderson. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 98-104.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (8th : 1970)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/855
ISBN: 0-87845-019-X
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Copyright 1971 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-08


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