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Title:The University of Chicago Library Data Management System
Author(s):Payne, Charles T.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Minicomputers --Library applications
practitioner experience
Abstract: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 Humanities and is an extension of an earlier project at Chicago supported by the National Science Foundation. The Chicago system is large and complex, and can be viewed from a number of different aspects, all important to an understanding of the total. The Chicago system is a large data base system; it is also a library data processing system, a data management system, an access system, and a data communication system. It has both hardware and software components, and it makes use of two computers: one large, one small. The University of Chicago Computation Center facility provides the main com- puting power and data base management. A smaller, front-end computer handles the library's network of forty to fifty terminals and provides a high-speed interface to the Computation Center.
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: 105-119.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (11th : 1974)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
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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