Microcomputers for Librarians

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microcomputers for Librarians

Microcomputers
A Planning and Implementation Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals
Walton
1983

For those who need some professional reference, ALB has this great looking book for that newest rage in library service – computers!

Actually, given the age of this book, it is in remarkable condition, or no one ever bothered to read it and it has been languishing on a shelf for decades, unused and unloved. I particularly enjoyed the antique printers: the daisy wheel and dot matrix. Never mind it took a year to print something and the feed usually jammed up. (Of course printers are not a problem at all in libraries these days…)

Other than the nostalgia crowd, I doubt there are too many folks in the profession that would find this useful. I will go out on a limb and say that there is probably 1 or 2 librarians (not in archival or special collections) that would never weed this because it has historical value or “someone might need this”.

If you need me, I will be in the back organizing some floppy disks.

Mary

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4 comments

  1. Wow! This brings back a lot of memories. I’d probably weed it, then fish it out of the discard pile to enjoy at home.

  2. This brings back so many memories, we had a computer at home and it only worked only with Ms-dos, it’s funny how thanks to this now I have a great knowledge of how computers work. Take a look at the ram memories and compare them with the ones we have nowadays, crazy!

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