ERIC Number: ED116706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Library Technical Services in the Age of Computers; A Brief Overview of Library Literature Discussing the Conceptual Impact of Automation on Library Operations.
Nitecki, Joseph Z.
In times when the total volume of information is proliferating and information users are demanding greater access and faster response, the librarian is likely to turn to the computer for assistance. Modern computers can provide fast, accurate operations with an enormous capacity for bibliographic data, and they can be accessed through on-line, time-sharing terminals. Using binary logic to code bibliographic data, new computer languages can facilitate swift manipulation of data and rapid retrieval. Cataloging and indexing can also be automated. In the future computers will be able to provide continuous monitoring of all bibliographic data provided that library technicians and library users can be kept informed of the continuing advances in technology. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at Paley Library as part of a continuing education Program (Temple University's Academic Assembly of Librarians, Philadelphia)