1989: Database management--how much power is enough? : issues for librarians and information scientists
26th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1989). Edited by Charles H. Davis.
These proceedings are unusual in that they consist of papers contributed to a conference that did not take place. Nevertheless, because of the encouragement we received from numerous individuals, the hard work of the authors, and the importance of the topic, we decided to publish the contributed papers as though the Clinic had actually taken place. The sequence of the papers is the same as that planned for the original presentations, which were arranged by size of computer: mainframes first, then minicomputers, and finally microcomputers. Although mentioned in passing, supercomputers were not included in the planning for this particular conference.
The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:
- How We Got Where We Are: A Brief Chronology - Charles H. Davis
- Libraries and Mainframe Computers, or When Do You Need a 747? - Debora Shaw
- Object-Oriented Databases for Libraries and Other Complex Systems - Sidney W. Kitchel
- A Realistic Blue Sky System - Joyce N. Davis
- Micro Generations: Current and Future Directions - Thomas R. Kochtanek
- Desktop Research and Software Connectivity - Victor Rosenberg
The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)"Desktop research" encompasses the various tools that a scholar requires in the course of his or her work. The "scholar's workstation" of the future will involve several software packages from a number of developers to ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)A digital computer is a programmable device which on the broadest level supports the manipulation of symbols aggregated as data. Simply put, the computer is a tool for creating, maintaining, organizing, storing, transmitting ...
(Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1989)This particular conference has a long history of providing the opportunity for librarians to join together in their troubles/concerns. In this spirit, the author would like to share, if not her troubles, at least some ...
If the author had been as creative as Debora Shaw (these proceedings), the title of this paper could have been "Libraries and Object-Oriented Database Systems, or When Do You Need an SST?" However clever the title, the ...
In consideration of the long-standing title of these meetings as "clinics on library applications of data processing," we should remind ourselves that data processing is a means of improving the work of libraries ...