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Author Bourne, Charles P., author

Title A history of online information services, 1963-1976 / Charles P. Bourne and Truci Bellardo Hahn
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2003
Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2003
[Piscataqay, New Jersey] : IEEE Xplore, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  025.0409 Bou/Hoo  AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction 1 -- 2 Early Research and Development Activities 11 -- 3 Further Experimentation and Prototypes in Universities, Mid-1960s to Early 1970s 61 -- 4 Experimental Systems Developed in Nonacademic Laboratories, Mid-1960s to Early 1970s 101 -- 5 Lockheed DIALOG and Related Systems, 1961-1972 141 -- 6 SDC ORBIT and Related Systems, 1963-1972 185 -- 7 Computer Searching for the Legal Profession: Data Corporation, OBAR, Mead Data Central, 1964-1972 229 -- 8 State University of New York Biomedical Communication Network, 1965-1976 259 -- 9 The Online Industry: The Public View 279 -- 10 Building the Online Industry: Behind the Scenes 353 -- 11 Summing Up the Story 405 --Notes 411 -- Summary of Online Milestones 415 -- Bibliography 419 -- Index 469
Summary Every field of history has a basic need for a detailed chronology of what happened: who did what when. In the absence of such a resource, fanciful accounts flourish. This book provides a rich narrative of the early development of online information retrieval systems and services, from 1963 to 1976--a period important to anyone who uses a search engine, online catalog, or large database. Drawing on personal experience, extensive research, and interviews with many of the key participants, the book describes the individuals, projects, and institutions of the period. It also corrects many common errors and misconceptions and provides milestones for many of the significant developments in online systems and technology
Analysis Information technology / Computer science
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-467) and index
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Description based on PDF viewed 12/23/2015
Subject Online bibliographic searching -- History.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- History -- Biography.
Information retrieval -- History.
Information scientists.
Online information services industry -- History.
Online information services -- History.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- History.
Information scientists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Hahn, Trudi Bellardo.
LC no. 2002040789
ISBN 026226904X