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Master Publications Index

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106621D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Romero, CW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that provides rapid identification and retrieval of publications and multimedia information units. This method provides a simple consistent interface to retrieve information pertinent to a given topic.

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Master Publications Index

      A program is disclosed that provides rapid identification and
retrieval of publications and multimedia information units.  This
method provides a simple consistent interface to retrieve information
pertinent to a given topic.

      The idea of the Master Book Reference provides a complete list
of publications, multimedia, or other information units.  The
implementation of this idea could be a application that runs on the
system that is a on-line repository of publications information.

      One example might be like the Master Index in OS/2* 2.0.  The
Master Book Reference would contain all the information that
pertained to OS/2.  If you installed an application (i.e., LAN
Server), this master list is updated with the list of publications
available for the application.  The list would contain entries like
database records, i.e., would include Title, ISBN, Internal order
number, Abstract, etc.  This would allow you as a user to search the
list to find pertinent information to help you use the product and
where to obtain the listed document.

      The code will allow the individual book information to be
stored in a logical format.  The basic unit will be a record.  This
will allow the Master Book Reference tool to search the records using
any given criteria.  When a application is updated the entries with
in the Master Book Reference could be updated with the latest
information.

Sample book reference

Title: The IBM...