A Redesigned Record Structure for the Newcastle File Handling System

Michael Cooke (University Computing Laboratory, Newcastle upon Tyne Now at the University Library, Newcastle upon Tyne)
William Alexander Gray (University Computing Laboratory, Newcastle upon Tyne Now at the Department of Computing Mathematics, University of)

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Publication date: 1 January 1973

Abstract

Since 1964 Newcastle University Computing Laboratory has had its own file handling systems for bibliographic records: two systems were developed in parallel for use on an ICL KDF9 computer. In 1967 a third and more sophisticated system compatible with the two KDF9 systems was designed and implemented for use on the newly arrived IBM 360/67. This paper describes the record structure upon which the new system is based. Some of the utilities which make up the file handling system are briefly described, as are some of the projects, both ‘library’ and ‘non‐library’, which have made use of the new system.

Citation

Cooke, M. and Alexander Gray, W. (1973), "A Redesigned Record Structure for the Newcastle File Handling System", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046676

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1973, MCB UP Limited

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