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Usage Of An Electronic Document Storage System For A Press Clipping Documentation Bank
Author(s): Hans-Joachim Lienau; Karsten Hartmann
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Paper Abstract

One of the world's largest and technically most advanced press data banks is being run as a back-up system for journalists by Gruner + Jahr publishers in Hamburg. The text bank alone now contains 2 million pages of facsimile text, each of which can be electronically located and retrieved within a few seconds from automated microfiche reader-printers. Daily input to the system is about 1,000 pages, output 2,800. Within the next 3 years the total archive since 1972 is to be converted to electronic storage. The archiv then will contain about 4 million pages. Texts cover all aspects of life, and over Zoo top international sources. Digital optical recording (DOR) upgrades the performance of this system. In particular: 1. extend storage space, 2. speed up soft document delivery, 3. fully mechanize document print, 4. improve readability, 5. open up almost unlimited possibility of arranging new document collections for distributed use, 6. extend the range of document delivery to distant user places. Installation of the first phase started at the end of march.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0490, Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems, (25 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943432
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Hans-Joachim Lienau, Gruner + Jahr AG & Co. (Germany)
Karsten Hartmann, Gruner + Jahr AG & Co. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0490:
Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems
Marino G. Carasso; W. Michael Deese, Editor(s)

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