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Title:A Collection of Books
Author(s):Crane, Herbert P.
Subject(s):Libraries --Communication systems
Telecommunication in libraries
Library science --Technological innovations
Library science --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Abstract:Thomas Carlyle remarked that the true university is a collection of books. He could not, of course, have foreseen the range of services libraries provide today films, audio- and videotapes, microfiche, and computerized access to information of every kind. Data processing is important today and it is the wave of the future. Literacy today is not defined only in the conventional sense. It also means computer literacy. This annual Clinic was one of the first anywhere to recognize the long-term influence data processing was to have on the public sector. When these Clinics were begun, others were seeing data processing merely as a remarkable tool for business and research. The library industry looked ahead and saw what everyone knows today that data processing is also a remarkable tool for just about every aspect of our lives. The home, business, recreation, and the school all benefit from data processing.
Issue Date:1984
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In J.L. Divilbiss, ed. 1984. Telecommunications : making sense of new technology and new legislation. Papers presented at the 1984 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 63-68.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (21st : 1984)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1984.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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