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Parents of invention : the development of library automation systems in the late 20th century

Author: Christopher Syed
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating tale of the rise and fall of mini-computer-based integrated library systems (ILS) offers both an explanation of the technical workings--still being used daily--and a historical investigation"--
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Syed, Christopher.
Parents of invention.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011
(DLC) 2011011067
(OCoLC)548555585
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Syed
ISBN: 9781591587910 1591587913
OCLC Number: 741123614
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 145 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Origins of magic --
Customers' perspectives --
At the interface : librarians and the vendor environment --
The nature of the vendors' work --
On company time --
Transformations --
Consolidation and lasting achievements --
The future of library technology.
Responsibility: Christopher Brown-Syed ; foreword by W. David Penniman.

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