Important factors related to library storage operation:
It is essential to consider some important factors related to library and information storage and retrieval operations in order to make effective use of such software. Some of the factors are:
i) How large a record can the software program can handle?
ii) The maximum number of records in a file. That is to say the upper limit to the number of records that the software can manipulate at one time;
iii) Search facility will be the most vital part of any ISAR system;
iv) Whether the software can handle only fixed field or can it also process variable fields?
v) Rapid access to stored data in the file is yet another important feature to be looked into, For example, inverted file techniques provide access to the file by a field other than key fields. This facility has a great impact on the response time.