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Title:Micro Generations: Current and Future Directions
Author(s):Kochtanek, Thomas E.
Subject(s):Machine-readable bibliographic data
Database management
Libraries --Data processing
Abstract: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 and disseminating data of all types. Developments in computing hardware have a certain historical significance and offer a clear portrait of the role of technology in society. Newer technology has its roots in this compact history. The first section of this paper traces the history of computer hardware in general. The second section focuses on the evolution of microcomputers as a subset of general computing systems. The third section focuses on progress in the area of 32-bit microcomputer architecture. The final section ties those advancements in microcomputing to existing and proposed database applications in libraries and related information agencies.
Issue Date:1989
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In C.H. Davis, ed. 1989. Database management--how much power is enough? : issues for librarians and information scientists. Papers presented at the 1989 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 40-55.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (26th : 1989)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1989.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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