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Title:Bibliographic Data Centers for New York State
Author(s):Evans, Glyn T.
Subject(s):Library information networks
Library cooperation
Libraries --Automation
card catalog automation
Abstract:In the years which have elapsed since librarians began to use the computer to attack some of the problems they face, massive technological change has altered computer design and performance. Technical development has resulted in larger, faster machines, with storage capacities and processing speed factors higher than a decade ago, and a consequent dramatic reduction in the unit cost of storing and processing data. Simultaneously, teleprocessing has also developed rapidly, with programmable CRT terminals relatively com- monplace, where little more than a decade ago, in 1962, a computer manufac- turer announced the first linkage between a Telex and a computer. As a result, the concept of a large computer file of bibliographic data constantly maintained and usable at random by a number of users simultane- ously (or rather concurrently) for a variety of purposes (much like a card catalog in a large library) has become not only technically feasible but fiscally desirable. In this paper I want to describe the work being undertaken in New York State to realize this concept.
Issue Date:1973
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Networking and other forms of cooperation : papers presented at the 1973 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 29-May 2, 1973, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 150-164
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (10th : 1973)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1973.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-11

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