Documentation, Inc 1956; 156 pages, some illustrations, photos; Mortimer Taube and Associates, Documentation, Incorporated.
Condition: Good+ overall, blue paper-over-boards, hardcover, title in gilt on spine a bit dulled; ex-library from The Franlin Institute with call numbers at lower front cover, institution bookplate on pastedown. Slight spine lean and edgewear but binding is sound & pages clean, unmarked; a bit toned with age and paper acidity.
Keywords: Mortimer Taube, Studies in Coordinate Indexing, information systems, storage and retrieval systems, coordinate indexing, communication theory, library storage, history of information retrieval
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General Histories and References, Hardware, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Miscellaneous, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionCONTENTS -- Communication Theory and Storage and Retrieval Systems;
Cost as the Measure of Efficiency of Storage and Retrieval Systems;
Cost of Generic Coding;
The Logic and Mechanics of Storage and Retrieval Systems;
Some Notes on Coordinate Indexing and its Logic; Problems in the Application of Uniterm Coordinate Indexing;
Documentation in Instrumentation;
the Semantic Fog.
'The research we are doing for the Office of Naval Research in the theory of those special types of information systems whose primary purpose is to store and retrieve information has led, on one hand, to the design of various pieces of equipment and, on the other, to the development of new approaches to the fundamental theory of storage and retrieval systems...' (from the book).