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
 
1980 - 1990
 
1990 - 2000
 
2000 - 2005
   
                                                   
 
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References

(1950). Music in the library. Library Journal, 75.

(1951). Denver Public Library’s users hail easy return of books. Library Journal, 76.

(1963, Winter). Library Resources and Technical Services, 7(1).

(1964, Spring). Library Resources and Technical Services, 8(2).

(1965, Winter). Library Resources and Technical Services, 9(1).

(1969). LARC Reports, 2(3).

(1975, March). Journal of Library Automation, 8(1).

(1994, October 15). GOPHER IT! Library Journal, 119(17 ).

(2002). First Facts: Guides to the Library. Boston Public Library [On-line]. Available:
http://www.bpl.org

Grosch, A. (1980). Minicomputers in Libraries 1979-80.

Hammer, D.P. (1976). The Information Age: Its Development, Its Impact. Metuchen, NJ:
Scarecrow Press.

Hildreth, C. R. (1987). Library Automation in North America: A Reassessment of the Impact of New Technologies on Networking.

Johnson, J.R. (1950). Louisville’s Radio Station is First of Its Kind. Library Journal, 75.

Kenney, A., & Chapman, S. (1996). Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Ithaca, N.Y. Dept. of Preservation and Conservation, Cornell University Library.

Ladenson, A. (1981). Current Trends in Library Automation.

Lancaster, F.W. (Ed.). (1972). LOLITA: An On-line Book Order and Fund Accounting System.
Urbana, Illinios: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science Proceedings
of the 1972 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing.

Olson, R. (1994, October). STUMPED REFERENCE LIBRARIANS FIND HELP ON THE
INTERNET. American Libraries, 25 (9).

Salmon, S. R. (1969). Library Automation: A State of the Art Review. Chicago: American
Library Association.

Smith, L. C. (Ed.). (1982). New Information Technologies – New Opportunites. Urbana
Champaign: Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois

Thompson, J. (1982). The End of Libraries.

Links

http://library.downstate.edu/bulletin/sep02.htm

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

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

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/bob/istchron/ISCNET/ISC1960.HTM

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/bob/istchron/ISCNET/ISC1955.HTM

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/bob/istchron/ISCNET/ISC1960.HTM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAX


     
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