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AbstractOutlines the content of the Seminar on the History of Library Automation held in 2006, organized by John Crawford on behalf of the Library and Information History Group (UK), out of which this special issue of 'Library History' arises. Provides an overview of the seminar and abstracts of...
AbstractThe earliest phase of automation at Southampton University Library (SUL) saw computer-based 'house-keeping' systems developed in-house to handle the trebling of student intake from 1966. The successful circulation system — the first in the UK needing a daily computer run — led to an OSTI...
AbstractExamines the development of automation in higher education libraries from the mid-1960s until around 1975. During this period the automation of processes in academic libraries progressed from being an experimental activity, often called a research activity, engaged in by few, to being a...
AbstractIn the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries a range of important new technologies of information emerged in response to the growth and increasing complexity of organizations and their operations. One such technology was the punched-card machine, a direct forerunner of the...
AbstractComputers were first used in libraries for assisting with the processes of cataloguing and the issuing of materials in the collections. This paper traces this history in the UK from the experimental systems of the 1960s, to the local and also the co-operative systems of the 1970s and to...
AbstractFollowing their first appearance in the UK in 1981 the use of OPACs (online public access catalogues) quickly spread, chiefly in academic but also in public libraries. Search facilities were initially fairly limited, being restricted to index keys of fixed length, mainly because of the...
AbstractRetrospective conversion was initially chiefly associated with catalogues created using MARC (machine-readable cataloguing) records. It was done for two main purposes: to alleviate the problem of catalogues split between two physical forms, and to assist in housekeeping routines. There...
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