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Automation and the Library of Congress : [a report]

Author: Gilbert William King; Herbert T Spiro; Allan D Kotin; Council on Library Resources.; Library of Congress.
Publisher: Washington : Library of Congress : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.], 1963 [i.e. 1964]
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King, Gilbert William, 1914-
Automation and the Library of Congress.
Washington, Library of Congress; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] 1963 [i.e. 1964]
(OCoLC)574365219
Online version:
King, Gilbert William, 1914-
Automation and the Library of Congress.
Washington, Library of Congress; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] 1963 [i.e. 1964]
(OCoLC)606282727
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert William King; Herbert T Spiro; Allan D Kotin; Council on Library Resources.; Library of Congress.
OCLC Number: 102387
Notes: Commonly known as the King report.
A survey sponsored by the Council on Library Resources and undertaken by a team of which Gilbert W. King was chairman.
"Appendix: A cost analysis of an automated system for the Library of Congress, prepared under the direction of the survey team by Herbert T. Spiro and Allan D. Kotin of the Planning Research Corporation, Los Angeles": p. 27-88.
Description: vii, 88 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Automation survey: background and conclusions --
Assessment of need --
Assessment of feasibility --
Projection of a system --
Projection of a system-continued --
Implemation of a system --
Consequences of automation --
Appendix Cost analysis of an automated system for the Library of Congress --
Background and summary --
Identification of major library activities --
Sketch of functions to be performed by an automated system --
Statistics for key library operations --
Acquisitions and internal processing activities --
Basic hardware specifications --
Hardware and software costs --
Operating costs of the automated systems --
Costs of conversion to digital-form storage --
Cost projection for the manual system.
Other Titles: King report on automation and the Library of Congress
Responsibility: submitted by Gilbert W. King [and others].

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