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Image Processing Using Optical Disk Technology At The Library Of Congress
Author(s): Donald F. Willis
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Paper Abstract

The Cataloging Distribution Service (CDS) of the Library of Congress working with Xerox Electro-Optical Systems, Inc. of Pasadena, California has succeeded in developing and implementing one of the first image processing document delivery systems in the world using optical disk storage technology. The system uses automated file management and demand printing capability to replace a very costly, labor intensive, manual operation. The system includes a high resolution 480 bpi laser scanner, high capacity (4.5 gigabytes/surface) optical disk storage and a high resolution (480 bpi) laser printer. Through the implementa-tion of this system the Library of Congress has shown initiative and leadership, and has demonstrated that the automated systems of the future will process not only character code data but imaginal data in an attempt to move away from paper as a means of transmitting information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0421, Optical Disks Systems and Applications, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936102
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Donald F. Willis, Library of Congress (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0421:
Optical Disks Systems and Applications
Edward V. Labudde, Editor(s)

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