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Library Services in an Electronic DOCUMENT Distribution Network Comprising Word Processing Work Stations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046780D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Foster, GJ Parker, TS Wilson, JR [+details]

Abstract

In an electronic document distribution network (EDD) comprising word processing terminals or workstations, documents to be considered for interchange are normally retained at the local workstation. The present system provides for enhanced storage capability wherein selected documents may be archived in a remote document library which is under the control of the host processor. Documents are placed in a remote document library for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that the local word processing workstations have limited storage resources; they cannot easily accommodate large documents.