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Title: The Technical Information Project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation
Abstract: This paper is based on the tape of an unscripted talk given by M. M. Kessler (Associate Director of Libraries, and Director of the Technical Information Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). It represents the editor's understanding of his remarks; neither Mr. Kessler nor M.I.T. is to be held responsible for the precise form in which they appear here. Project MAC at MIT has been mentioned as one of the newer developments in the computer art. In Project MAC, a man in Michigan can sit at a teletype machine and interrogate a computer, or in general behave as if the computer were next door to him. He can program, compute, or do what programmers call debugging or cleaning up a program. He can also, as of a few months ago, type a request such as "Compile a recent bibliography on laser physics" or "What's new in plasma physics?" It is this application of Project MAC that will be described here.
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: 7-17.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (4th : 1966)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3485
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1966.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-12-29
 

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