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Title:IBM Advanced Systems Development Library in transition
Author(s):Griffin, Marjorie
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Special libraries
Abstract:The IBM Advanced Systems Development and Research Library in San Jose became a pioneer in mechanization for the sake of expediency. It was organized conventionally in 1952, with its main purpose to give dynamic information service to the personnel in the Research Laboratory. Then, during 1955-56, an expansion program within the company increased employees from 80 to 1,000, and locations from 1 to 16 buildings. The demands of the new users on the small staff created a need for faster processing and greater control of library material. As a result of this demand, the second function of the library was introduced: experimentation in the mechanization of library routines to speed the flow of processing. We decided to mechanize those routines which would immediately minimize our problems of backlogs and of control of dissemination of library material. We used the IBM machines which were then available, including a keypunch, a sorter, a collator, and an accounting machine the IBM 407. The underlying philosophy throughout this development was to provide greater service with as much economy as possible.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Goldhor, H. (ed) (1963) Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: pp. 79-95.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1st : 1963)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-05-21

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