The practice of using a large international database to retrieve scientific abstracts through a time sharing network may be replaced by storing this type of information locally on a microcomputer system. Evaluation of alternative configurations through the use of systems simulation is well known, and in this study a simulation model is developed to reflect the characteristics of a typical information retrieval system on three specific microcomputer configurations.
Davis, R.H., Rinaldi, C. and Neves, J. (1982), "Evaluation of alternative microcomputer systems for retrieval of scientific references", Online Review, Vol. 6 No. 6, pp. 539-544. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024117Download as .RIS
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