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An Information Storage and Retrieval System using a Minicomputer

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  • 1 Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, Ill. 61801
  • | 2 Universal Bleacher Co., Champaign, Ill. 61820
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An information storage and retrieval system, designed for use on a minicomputer, was created to access an office collection of articles and reports on the topic of hail. Search capabilities of the system include author, keyword-in-title, year, subject, and location. Software description and suggestions concerning the input of information are detailed with the intent to encourage researchers to design systems for personal use.

1Editor's Note: Although this article on a topic in the field of information science and technology falls outside the general scope of the bulletin, it is being published for the benefit of any reader planning to use a minicomputer for the storage and retrieval of data identifying articles and reports in a personal or office collection. As publisher of Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (mga), however, we would be remiss not to differentiate between such an organizational tool and mga, which is in our opinion the best available source of literature information (including bibliographic data; author, subject, and geographic indexes; and abstracts) for meeting the needs of researchers in our disciplines. Operators or users of a large capacity computerized information system should consider including mga in its data base. The AMS can provide to mga subscribers the computer-readable data (on magnetic tapes) for each issue of mga since 1974. For details, write to AMS headquarters in Boston.

An information storage and retrieval system, designed for use on a minicomputer, was created to access an office collection of articles and reports on the topic of hail. Search capabilities of the system include author, keyword-in-title, year, subject, and location. Software description and suggestions concerning the input of information are detailed with the intent to encourage researchers to design systems for personal use.

1Editor's Note: Although this article on a topic in the field of information science and technology falls outside the general scope of the bulletin, it is being published for the benefit of any reader planning to use a minicomputer for the storage and retrieval of data identifying articles and reports in a personal or office collection. As publisher of Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (mga), however, we would be remiss not to differentiate between such an organizational tool and mga, which is in our opinion the best available source of literature information (including bibliographic data; author, subject, and geographic indexes; and abstracts) for meeting the needs of researchers in our disciplines. Operators or users of a large capacity computerized information system should consider including mga in its data base. The AMS can provide to mga subscribers the computer-readable data (on magnetic tapes) for each issue of mga since 1974. For details, write to AMS headquarters in Boston.

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