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computer-aided retrieval

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CAR
Abbreviation: 
CAR

(also computer-assisted retrieval, n. (CAR, abbr.) ~ The use of computers to aid access to information on physical media, especially microfilm.

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Computer-aided retrieval typically includes an index and sometimes a brief description of the material that can be searched. When relevant material is identified, the system may automatically load microfilm or offline-storage media containing the materials, then locate it within its container and display it.