Documentation Inc, 1959; 178 pages, diagrams and illustrations.
Condition: Good+ overall, small dark blue hardcover, bookplate of The Franklin Institute library on pastedown, checkout slip pasted to rear pastedown; numerals at lower front board; some shelfwear esp. along spine ends and corners. Binding is sound, pages clean overall though a bit musty from long storage.
Item DescriptionContents include -- Problems of Mechanizing Storage and Retrieval of Information (Mortimer Taube); The Distinction between the Logic of Computers and the Logic of Storage and Retrieval Devices (Taube);
The Relation of the size of the Question to the Work Accomplished by a Storage and Retrieval System (Taube and L B Heilprin); An Evaluation of 'Use Studies' of Scientific Information (Taube); The Comac -- an efficient Punched Card Collating system for the Storage and retrieval of information (Taube);
The IBM 9900 Special Index Analyzer (R W Murphy); The IBM Universal Card Scanner for Punched Card Information searching systems (H P Luhn); Recent Improvements in Techniques for Storing and Retrieving Information (JC Costello, jr, and Eugene Wall);
The Magnacard System (R M Hayes).
Mortimer Taube (1910-1965) pioneered development of information retrieval systems., particularly coordinate indexing.