1974: Applications of minicomputers to library and related problems

 

11th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1974). Edited by F. Wilfrid Lancaster.

It is widely recognized that library automation is most likely to be economically justifiable through (a) the sharing of computer resources among a number of libraries, by networking or other cooperative arrangements, or (b) the use of minicomputers within the complete control of a single library. Cooperation in data processing was the subject of the clinic of 1973. It is fitting, therefore, that the other approach, the use of minicomputers, should have been the theme of the 1974 clinic, the proceedings of which appear in this volume.

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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  • Waite, David P. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In January 1974, Information Dynamics Corporation introduced to the library community a nationwide on-line bibliographic and information net- work called BIBNET. Installations have begun and operations are expected to ...

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  • Schabas, Ann H.; Damon, Gene A. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper discusses how one library school, the Faculty of Library Science at the University of Toronto, uses a minicomputer. The pleasures and problems we have experienced with our mini relate to the environment of ...

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  • Payne, Charles T. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    This paper describes the computerized library data system designed and built at the University of Chicago. The project is supported by grants from the Council on Library Resources and the National Endowment for the ...

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  • Negus, A.E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    Although minicomputers can be used in many types of information retrieval facilities, this paper deals primarily with bibliographic reference re- trieval systems. There are two main reasons why it is attractive to ...

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  • Lourey, Eugene D. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974)
    In the past, most automated systems employed large, general purpose processors, or very specialized applications software, usually both. An approach employing either method does not support library automation in any ...

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