1975: The use of computers in literature searching and related reference activities in libraries

 

12th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1975). Edited by F. Wilfrid Lancaster

The Twelfth Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was held at the Ramada Inn, Champaign, Illinois, April 27-30, 1975. The subject of this particular clinic was the application of computers to information retrieval and other aspects of reference service in libraries. An attempt was made, through a combination of formal papers and demonstrations, to cover a wide range of applications of machine-readable data bases in support of the reference activities of libraries. The papers contained in this volume represent a number of different viewpoints and different types of user. Public, academic and industrial libraries are all represented. Some of the papers are presented by consumers, while others are given by retailers of information service.

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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  • Williams, Martha E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    Traditionally, libraries have been the source of stored information the collective memory of a community or a civilization. In recent years, with the proliferation of publications and governmental involvement in ...

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  • Wax, David M. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    As activity related to the provision of information has increased and become more complex in recent decades, the role of the intermediary between the information producer and the information user has similarly become ...

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  • Waltz, David L. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    In his excellent book, Libraries of the Future, 1 J.C.R. Licklider paints an elaborate picture of what libraries may become by the year 2000. He sees libraries as being accessible through and augmented by ...

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  • Summit, Roger K. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    A decade ago, on-line access to large bibliographic data bases was restricted to large governmental organizations that had the financial assets needed to prepare large data bases and to access them in an efficient ...

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  • Schmidmaier, Dagmar (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1975)
    This paper aims to present an overview of the use of machine-readable data bases in Australia. (A summary of some commerically available services is given in the Appendix.) I will discuss the Australian scene in the ...

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