computer-assisted retrieval


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computer-assisted retrieval

[kəm′pyüd·ər ə′sis·təd ri′trē·vəl]
(computer science)
The use of a computer to locate documents or records stored outside of the computer, on paper or microfilm. Abbreviated CAR.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

CAR

(Computer-Assisted Retrieval) Systems that use the computer to keep track of text documents or records stored on paper or on microform. The computer is used to derive the location of a requested item, which must be manually retrieved from a shelf, bin, or microform. See also char.
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