Magnetic stripe reader used to collect computer laboratory statistics

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuelling, Clinton P. en_US Ramesh, Maganti V. en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:31Z 2011-06-03T19:35:31Z 1990 en_US 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1990 .R36 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is concerned with interfacing a magnetic stripe reader with an AT&T PC 6300 consisting of a 20 MB hard disk and with collecting laboratory usage statistics. Laboratory usage statistics includes the name and social security number of the student,along with other necessary details. This system replaces all manual modes of entering data, checks for typographical errors, renames the file containing a particular day's data to a file that has the current day's date as its new filename, and keeps track of the number of students for a particular day. This procedure will ensure security of laboratory equipment and can be modified for each computer laboratory on campus. The program results indicate an acceleration of data entry, favorable student response, and an increase in the accuracy of the data recorded.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Computer Science
dc.format.extent 56 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Magnetic recorders and recording -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading machines (Data processing equipment) -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.title Magnetic stripe reader used to collect computer laboratory statistics en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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