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Title:Future directions for machine-readable data bases and their use
Author(s):Williams, Martha E.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Future technology trends
Disruptive technologies
Abstract:Prior to discussing my views on the future directions of machine-readable data bases and their use, it is appropriate to indicate the point of departure. The history of the use of machine-readable data bases by the public commenced in the late 1960s and has progressed from a small-scale batchsearching activity, where services were largely restricted to SDI and operators were delighted if a system could be made to be self-supporting, to the current large-scale on-line retrospective and SDI service, where individual organizations are not only "for profit" but are making profits and operating with budgets in the tens of millions of dollars per year.
Issue Date:1979
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In The role of the library in an electronic society: Papers presented at the 1979 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 82-93.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (16th : 1979)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1979.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-02

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