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The Minicomputer and the Computer Gap for Libraries

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Title: The Minicomputer and the Computer Gap for Libraries
Author(s): Curley, Walter W.
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Minicomputers --Library applications
Abstract: Much has been written on the use of computers in libraries but until recently the promise has exceeded the performance. Colleges and universities, by virtue of equipment on campus and the fact that in many instances research-oriented faculties were present, made progress through the 1960s and even into the early 1970s. Public libraries found it considerably more difficult and their progress was mostly with tab card equipment in which they struggled with report-oriented systems. For decades transaction card circulation control systems using the punched card in one form or another have been used in a variety of libraries, both public and academic.
Issue Date: 1974
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Applications of minicomputers to library and related problems : papers presented at the 1974 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 28-May 1, 1974, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 28-31.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (11th : 1974)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-041-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1974.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-12

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