Microcomputers for Librarians

microcomputers for Librarians

A Planning and Implementation Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals

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.


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  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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