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Development of computerization of card catalogs in medical and scientific libraries

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Title: Development of computerization of card catalogs in medical and scientific libraries
Author(s): Kilgour, Frederick G.
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Automatic data processing
Abstract: Various scientific libraries are computerizing their card catalogs; some produce catalog cards and others have gone to book catalogs. At least one library associated with the military establishment is developing an information retrieval system for catalog card information employing a large, high-speed computer. Still, relatively little work is being done on computerizing the retrieval of catalog and index informationwell- known projects being the Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS) at the National Library of Medicine and the information retrieval system of the American Society of Metals. Both of these systems employ sequential searching of magnetic tape. However, this paper will not attempt to survey these burgeoning activities completely but will report only on the Columbia-Harvard-Yale Medical Libraries Computerization Project.
Issue Date: 1964
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In H. Goldhor, ed. (1964) Proceedings of the 1964 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 25-35.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (2nd : 1964)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1148
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1965.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-05
 

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