System Configuration of On-Line Library

Hiroshi INOSE  Tadao SAITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E66   No.10   pp.608-615
Publication Date: 1983/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Data Processing

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This paper describes the systems aspect of the study which has been conducted to explore the realizability of an on-line library that is capable of providing on-line, to many remote users with original document information. The concept of an on-line library is presented first and then design considerations for a prototype system is described. The prototype system includes a bibliographic information retrieval subsystem, an original document information retrieval subsystem, and a remote terminal subsystem. The bibliographic information retrieval subsystem is capable of interactively retrieving a bibliographic database and a location information database which are stored in magnetic disks. The original document information retrieval subsystem is capable of selectively providing, in accordance with the result of bibliographic information retrieval, pages of original documents which are stored in a direct-read-after-write (DRAW) type optical disk. The remote terminal subsystem performs interactive bibliographic information retrieval and hard-copy recording of original document information by digital facsimile, as well as signal processing and communication control. System performance of the prototype system has been evaluated experimentally, and based upon the evaluation, design parameters for a full-fledged operational system have been described.