|Title:||Library information system time-sharing on a large, general-purpose computer
|Author(s):||Black, Donald V.
|Abstract:||In the spring of 1967, several of us at System Development Corporation
(SDC) undertook the development of LISTS (Library Information System
Time-Sharing) a system that would allow library processing tasks to be
performed on-line, utilizing general-purpose computer equipment. We believed
that three developments in the field of computer technology had converged to
the extent that it had become technically feasible to design such a system.
These three developments included the development at SDC of sophisticated
time-sharing and data-management systems, the advances being made by the
Library of Congress and others in formatting large data bases for storage on
magnetic tape, and the advent of third-generation computer equipment, which
we believed could accommodate the large files that would be required. We
believed that, together, these developments would make it possible for all
types and sizes of libraries to use a large computer for their processing and
housekeeping functions without changing their traditional patterns of operation
or giving up the autonomy they now enjoy. More importantly, we
believed that they could use such a computer without having to undertake
their own system design and development efforts, procure programmers, or
either acquire a computer for their own use or rent computer time from a
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In Carroll, D.E.(ed). 1968 Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 139-154.
|Series/Report:||Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (6th : 1968)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Copyright 1968 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-06-07