Systems and Procedures Assoc, Cleveland OH 1966; approx. 320 pages indiv. Sections paginated; Index.
Condition: Very Good dark brown hardcover, titles in gilt, with rubbing and some shellfwear. Table of Contents pages have small pencil notations & checkmarks alongside some chapters; Binding is sound and square, pages clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1960'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, Word Processing, Data Processing
Item DescriptionA thorough look at the mid-1960's office.
CONTENTS -- Management Organization and Systems - deveopment of systems as a profession; organization concepts; design;
Systems Functions, Concepts and Programs -- Concepts; Integrated Information Systems; Programs; Appendix; Survey Initiation and Fact Gathering; Charting - symbols; systems charts and their uses; Forms - charts; The Office Layout - standards program; environment; Systems Analysis - Logical approach; Mechanics of analysis; Selling the System systems salesmanship; Installation and Follow-up;
Formalizing - the role of Manuals; advantages of manuals; Contents of manuals; other design features; Approvals, distribution and revision; How to appraise a manual; Writing clinic; Forms Analysis and Design - specialty forms; analysis, layout, design; Administrative Work Measurement, methods; tables; comparison of measurement techniques; Forms Administration; Records Management - as an admin function; Records retention; Preservation of Records;
Office Tools - information preparation tools; information communication tools; handling and storage tools; Keyboard Accounting Machines - machine methods; Peripheral Devices - Communications media; Equipment
Punched Card Machines - punched card concepts; basic card machine functions; Typical Processing problems; Electronic Data Processing - EDP; Organs of the digital computer; counting systems; Computer Languages; EDP Applications and Feasibility - need for feasibility studies; development of systems specs; selection of equipment; more; Infromation Retrieval - language & meaning; Retrieval Equipment; Operations Research - origin & development; methodology; OR problems; Mathematics-OR language; more; Systems Planning & Control; Case Study assignment; PERT.