Browse 1981: New Information Technologies - New Opportunities by Title

  • Woods, Lawrence A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Five years ago it was predicted that microcomputers would take the library world by storm. As a matter of fact, this has not happened. Rather, there has been a steady, but quiet, grassroots movement introducing ...
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  • Copyright 
    Miller, Jerome K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    There appear to be five basic systems employed to protect inventive and literary properties: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and contracts. Copyrights appear to have the greatest value for protecting ...
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  • Fosdick, Howard (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Microcomputer it is a word many of us first heard only a couple of years ago. Yet the technology this word represents holds promise of tremendous change. The changes catalyzed by microcomputing and its associated technologies ...
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  • Penniman, W. David; Turtle, Howard; Hickey, Thomas B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    This paper presents a framework for looking at different kinds of input/ output devices, and provides some general characteristics regarding input/ output devices currently on the market. This paper will cover personal-use ...
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  • Smith, Linda C. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    The eighteenth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was held April 26-29, 1981, at the Illini Union, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New technologies for processing, transmitting and storing ...
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  • Nielsen, Brian (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    What I will present here consists of a number of seemingly disparate trails of thinking that I have been pursuing for the past four years or so. Charting those trails on a single map, relating technological change in the ...
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  • Wigington, Ronald L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Many have traced the evolution of information transfer from drawings on the walls of caves to inscriptions on stone tablets, to scribes writing on papyrus or other early forms of paper, to "Gutenberg technology." By ...
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  • Divilbiss, J.L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    The telecommunications industry in the United States is far larger than most people realize. To give some idea of its size, shipments of telecommunications equipment in 1981 totaled about $35 billion, and approximately 15,000 ...
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  • Schipma, Peter B. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Videodiscs are a storage device for information, similar to scrolls, books, motion pictures, or phonograph records. The medium itself is not unlike the phonograph record, and videodiscs can be mass-produced by a stamping ...
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  • Veith, Richard H. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Videotex and teletext are terms that are becoming harder and harder to define, and it is usually necessary to begin by explaining what the terms originally meant. Videotex has been used to refer to computerized ...
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  • Hoyt, David R. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981)
    Since this is a clinic on library applications of data processing, we ought to be able to answer a few very basic questions before proceeding with the topic of word processer applications at the U.S. Department of ...
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