ERIC Number: ED107230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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Planning for Library Automation in the United States.
Culbertson, Don S.
The 15-year history of the development of library automation is traced, and four major obstacles which had to be overcome are identified: the lack of funds for development, programing, and testing; the need for a common data base; the need for cooperative arrangements among institutions; and the need for widely-available on-line processing. Seven trends of the future are enumerated: minicomputers, turn-key systems, microwave and telecommunications satellites, large random-access computer stores, expanded data bases, cooperation, and national planning. (SK)
Descriptors: Automatic Indexing, Computers, Data Processing, Databases, Information Processing, Information Science, Information Systems, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Technical Processes, Research Libraries, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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