ERIC Number: ED039905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Digital Storage of an Academic Library Book Collection - Nontechnological Information to Aid Consideration.
Olsen, Wallace C.
Digital storage of textual portions of a library collection was reconsidered in the context of current technology and economics at a conference at the University of Pittsburgh in the Fall of 1967. The inevitable value and feasibility of textual digital storage was generally accepted. Basic data advantageous in placing in perspective the academic library collection and the potential of the digital concept are given. Academic librarians will find little new information here, however, the analysis of the graphics in a book collection may be the first quantification of past observations. The purpose of the document is to give industrial and other nonacademic technologists data against which they can match technology. The approach has been to provide technologists with quantified data, relevant insights and directly related socio-political understanding for decisions on localization of design and experimentation. The largely quantitative information provides profiles of institutions and critical problems that need to be considered. Since this is intended to provide background and statistical evidence for technologists, the digital and related technological questions are not discussed. (NH)
Descriptors: Automation, Books, College Libraries, Computer Storage Devices, Digital Computers, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Library Automation, Library Collections
Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), P.O. Box 364, Princeton N. J. 08540 ($4.00 to members; $8.00 to non-members)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Princeton, NJ.