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Title:The Johns Hopkins University Library
Author(s):Courtright, Benjamin
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to describe two projects relevant to the interests of this conference which are active at the Johns Hopkins University. These are, first, the conversion of the shelf list of the University Library to machine -readable form, and, second, the design and operation of a new type of computer-based circulation system. These activities were initiated and are being carried out at Johns Hopkins as part of an operations research and systems engineering study of university libraries, under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation. The leadership in initiating and directing this study has from the beginning been that of Robert H. Roy, Dean of the School of Engineering Science and Chairman of the Department of Operations Research of the University. The Project team has been fortunate throughout in having a close and cordial working relationship with the staff of the Johns Hopkins University Library. From providing a field for examination and case study of systems problems, to sympathetic and responsive reception of proposals for action, the Library has been friend, teacher, and subject all at once. This fortunate and indeed essential state of affairs has been due above all to the perception, the vision, and the understanding of the University Librarian, John Berthel. The support of the National Science Foundation has been crucial. The cost of the work is small in terms of the long-range objectives which are at stake here, but without the far-sighted support of NSF these undertakings could not have been attempted at all.
Issue Date:1966
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In H. Goldhor (ed). 1966. Proceedings of the 1966 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 18-33.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (4th : 1966)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1966.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-27

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