|Title:||The Johns Hopkins University Library
|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
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.
|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