Library Information Technology And Networks

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Offers an historical perspective of the past 25 years of computers in libraries, profileing currently available processing systems according to their size and platform. The short- and long-term future of information technology in libraries.;College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price which is available from Marcel Dekker upon request.

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Outlines the history of computers in libraries during the 1970s and 1980s, then profiles the currently available processing systems according to their size and platform, and describes how emerging technologies might impact libraries in the near future. The topics include bibliographic utilities and cooperative programs; networks, internetworking, and standards; evaluation, procurement, and other factors shaping the system; the established concurrent user and newer concurrent nultiuser systems; and LAN-based bibliographic software. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The decade of the seventies; new directions for library systems - 1980s progress; bibliographic utilities and co-operative programs; networks, internetworking, and standards; evaluation, procurement, and other factors affecting the shaping of your library system; old establishment silicon and iron - the big concurrent user systems; the newer breed of concurrent multi-user systems; microcomputer/LAN-based bibliographic software; information technology - the tools of tomorrow.

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