A RAND Computation Center Reference

Specifications for the RAND Abstract and Index System

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Describes the RAND Abstract and Index system, which is a set of computer programs that are written in PL/I. This system was written for the RAND Corporation and tailored to meet the needs of its Publications Department. The functions it performs include: maintaining a Master Catalog, producing lists of selected abstracts, and producing lists of citations, abstracts and indexes. This report describes the current implementation of the system; however, it can easily be adapted to meet the specific requirements of other organizations.

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