Issue No.04 - July (1977 vol.3)
P.D. Cernicica , Institute of Computer Technique
Access time is a variable quantity in serial access memory systems such as magnetic tape units. It is difficult to quote a value for it since a random search could cover most different tape lengths.
static searching, Average access time, catenated search, conversational system, digital cassette memory, distributed control function, optimum data structure, searching with decision, searching with location, sequential searching, serial access memory
P.D. Cernicica, "Evaluation of the Average Access Time for a Digital Cassette Memory System", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.3, no. 4, pp. 310-324, July 1977, doi:10.1109/TSE.1977.231150