The first section of this article is a brief statistical overview of operational computer applications in UK libraries, and of other UK computerbased information services. In March 1973, 135 UK libraries had a total of 425 operational computer applications run on a total of 146 computers. In 1972, 12 British organizations supplied a total of 23 magnetic tape and other computeraided information services. The second section of the article reviews UK computerrelated research and development activity in the libraryinformation field. It estimates that in 1972 there were about 60 formal British projects having an annual total expenditure rate in the region of 540 000. 327 000 of this expenditure on computerrelated projects in the libraryinformation field was accounted for directly by OSTI grants and contracts. OSTI expenditure is analysed over the five year period 196970 to 197374. British Library research and development priority areas associated with the Library's operational services are identified. The final section of the article argues the need for a publicly formulated UK policy relating to the development of libraries and information services generally, and to the development of a national machinereadable bibliographic information network in particular.
Program: electronic library and information systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 1, 1974
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