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Information storage and retrieval systems on mainframes and minicomputers: a comparison of text retrieval packages available in the UK

John Ashford (Independent consultant and a director of Ashford Associates Ltd, 72 Harrow Lane, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 7PA, England)

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 February 1984

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Abstract

Information provided by the vendors of nine text based package systems is presented in a standard format. Features which are now generally accepted as ‘necessary’ are identified, and the areas of difference between the various package systems are discussed. Criteria are proposed for package selection by prospective users. The packages are ADP/3RIP, ASSASSIN 6, BASIS, CAIRS, DECO, DOCU/MASTER, INFOText, SEARCH and STATUS.

Citation

Ashford, J. (1984), "Information storage and retrieval systems on mainframes and minicomputers: a comparison of text retrieval packages available in the UK", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 124-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046874

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MCB UP Ltd

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