1972: Applications of on-line computers to library problems

 

9th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1972). Edited by F. Wilfrid Lancaster

The ninth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was conducted by the Division of University Extension and the Graduate School of Library Science of the University of Illinois, on April 30-May 3, 1972. Like the eighth clinic, it was devoted to a single topic: the application of on-line computer systems to the mechanization of library operations. Significant advances have been made in this field in the last three or four years and a number of interesting and innovative systems have become operational in some relatively small institutions as well as the very large library organizations.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Warheit, I.A. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1972)
    For the sake of clarity one can discuss on-line interactive systems with reference to their technology, their economics, and their application and utilization, even though all these aspects are obviously intertwined ...

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  • Pizer, Irwin H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1972)
    The advantages of computers in libraries, although not a supposition which one can afford to accept blindly, are as real as the advantages gained from the other pieces of mechanical equipment which have become everyday ...

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  • Paulukonis, Joseph T. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1972)
    Before discussing circulation, some background on the situation at Northwestern University might be in order. In the first half of 1967, a detailed study of all the library's operations was made because it was obvious ...

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  • Miller, Ellen Wasby; Hodges, B.J. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1972)
    The last detailed article about the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) Public Schools' library system was written during the summer of 1970 and published in March 1971. This paper reports major events from April 1970 through March ...

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  • Mason, Ellsworth (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1972)
    I feel somewhat like Daniel must have felt in the lions' den, and if I respond in something like an ominous roar, let me make clear that I address myself primarily to card-carrying, dogmatically convinced computerators ...

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