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Software for information storage and retrieval tested, evaluated and compared Part 1 — General introduction

Eric G. Sieverts (Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands Algemene Hogeschool Amsterdam, Faculteit Informatie & Communicatie, Herengracht 330, NL1016 CE Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Marten Hofstede (Leiden University Library, The Netherlands)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 March 1991

Abstract

In this first article of a series, several categories of microcomputer software for information storage and retrieval are distinguished and characterised: (1) classical retrieval systems, (2) end‐user software, (3) indexing programs, (4) full‐text retrieval programs, and (5) personal information managers. In addition, the special retrieval techniques of hypertext and best‐match searching are discussed. The 20‐odd programs which will be assessed in subsequent articles are characterised according to these categories. As an introduction to the coming comparison and assessment, a systematic listing and discussion of properties and functions of ISR software is presented.

Citation

Sieverts, E.G. and Hofstede, M. (1991), "Software for information storage and retrieval tested, evaluated and compared Part 1 — General introduction", The Electronic Library, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 145-153. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb045055

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MCB UP Ltd

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