Browse by Subject "Minicomputers --Library applications"

  • Negus, A.E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    Although minicomputers can be used in many types of information retrieval facilities, this paper deals primarily with bibliographic reference re- trieval systems. There are two main reasons why it is attractive to ...
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  • Corey, James F. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper, together with the preceding paper by Divilbiss, is intended to provide a background for the characteristics of minicomputers and the ways in which they can be configured to tackle library problems. As ...
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  • Brudvig, Glenn L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    The University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library received a three-year grant of $361,729 from the National Library of Medicine in June 1972 to develop a low-cost, stand-alone, library-controlled computer system which ...
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  • Divilbiss, J.L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In a practical sense, the minicomputer age began in 1964 with the Digital Equipment Corporation's introduction of the PDF 8. Potential com- puter users who had been unable to afford a $500,000 machine found that for ...
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  • Beaumont, Dennis N. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    Libraries in the 1970s find themselves facing major challenges in terms of a need and desire to increase and broaden services in a period of fiscal restriction. Demand for the tax dollar to support social programs ...
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  • Kershner, Lois M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In the fall of 1972, the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries installed the IBM System/7-2790 Data Communication System for circulation control replacing an IBM 1030 Data Collection System ...
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  • Hamner, Walter G. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    Minicomputers are being put to work in many different environments. With every repetitive paper handling task, there is a potential minicomputer application. According to a recent study by International Data Corporation, ...
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  • Curley, Walter W. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    Much has been written on the use of computers in libraries but until recently the promise has exceeded the performance. Colleges and universities, by virtue of equipment on campus and the fact that in many instances ...
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  • Grosch, Audrey N. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    When the term "minicomputer" initially was coined it denoted a physically small, low-cost computer using available technology and designed to perform a specific function. Usage of these devices was limited mainly to ...
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  • Waite, David P. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In January 1974, Information Dynamics Corporation introduced to the library community a nationwide on-line bibliographic and information net- work called BIBNET. Installations have begun and operations are expected to ...
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  • Davison, Wayne (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper will briefly review Stanford University's library automation system, BALLOTS, and the computing environment in which it is imple- mented. The system currently utilizes a PDF 1 1 /45 as a communications ...
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  • Schabas, Ann H.; Damon, Gene A. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper discusses how one library school, the Faculty of Library Science at the University of Toronto, uses a minicomputer. The pleasures and problems we have experienced with our mini relate to the environment of ...
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  • Lourey, Eugene D. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In the past, most automated systems employed large, general purpose processors, or very specialized applications software, usually both. An approach employing either method does not support library automation in any ...
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  • Payne, Charles T. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper describes the computerized library data system designed and built at the University of Chicago. The project is supported by grants from the Council on Library Resources and the National Endowment for the ...
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