I don't want to just dump this, so if anyone collects interesting historical
books on information retrieval, it is available for the cost of postage
Charles P. Bourne
Methods of information handling
Wiley, 1963. 241p.
Contents: The nature of the problem; Classification and indexing: the
organization of information; Coding: the indexing shorthand;
Machine-language representation; Manual card systems; Punched card systems;
Computer systems; Other paper tape and magnetic media equipment; Microfilm
and image handling equipment.
Good physical condition, although dust wrapper is a bit torn.
A real classic and much content of the earlier chapters is still valid
First come, first served.
Alan Pritchard MPhil FCLIP MBCS
Tel: +44 (0)1202 417477