Library Technology Timeline

From Clay Tablets, to Scriptoriums, to OPACs:
A chronology of the first use of a technology in a library

       
1945 - 1950
 
1950 - 1960
 
1960 - 1970
 
1970 - 1980
     
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2000
PDA's in Yale Medical School Library 2001 –
Portable digital assistant (PDA) synchronizing device available at the Information Desk for patrons to access their information on the Medical School network.

Source: http://info.med.yale.edu/library/exhibits/medicallibrary/timeline.htm


2003
Cleveland Library first to circulate eBook colleciton-
Monday, January 06, 2003-In what appears to be a big step for electronic media, the Cleveland Public Library has inked a deal to bring eBooks to PDA's, PC's and anything else with an appropriate eBook reader. . .

Source: http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/currentnews/newsarchive/
2003/january2003/clevelandpublic.htm


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