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Title:A Role for the Minicomputer in Library Education
Author(s):Schabas, Ann H.; Damon, Gene A.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Minicomputers --Library applications
Library Education
practitioner experience
Abstract: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 the school and its educational objectives. They are not necessarily generalizable, but they may provide some insights into the potential of minicomputers. At the outset we should emphasize the newness of our system. We are feeling our way; undoubtedly we are making some mistakes, but we are learning a great deal in the process and are very optimistic about the future. We hope to demonstrate the potential of minicomputers for library education in a way that will be useful for anyone considering a mechanized support system and concerned about the expense and commitment of a large-scale operation.
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: 120-135.
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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