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Author Bourne, Charles P.
Title A history of online information services, 1963-1976 / Charles P. Bourne and Truci Bellardo Hahn.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.

Author Bourne, Charles P.
Subject Information storage and retrieval systems -- History.
Information retrieval -- History.
Online bibliographic searching -- History.
Online information services -- History.
Online information services industry -- History.
Information scientists -- Biography.
Alt Name Hahn, Trudi Bellardo.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 493 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-467) and index.
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.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780262269049 (electronic bk.)
026226904X (electronic bk.)
0585481032 (electronic bk.)
9780585481036 (electronic bk.)
0262025388 (alk. paper)
9780262025386 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 53882938
Additional Format Print version: Bourne, Charles P. History of online information services, 1963-1976. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003 0262025388 (DLC) 2002040789 (OCoLC)51042701

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