Imagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105951
Title:
Imagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context
Author:
Malone, Cheryl Knott
Citation:
Imagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context 2002, 24(3):14-22 IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Publisher:
IEEE Computer Society
Journal:
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105951
Submitted date:
2005-03-04
Abstract:
In the 1950s, a computer that could hold the contents of a library, retrieve facts, and formulate questions was laughable to many. The 1957 movie Desk Set accurately mirrored the way ordinary citizens perceived computers and their possible consequences. On another level, the film's focus on libraries was an ideal juxtaposition of human's intellectual capacity with machines' processing capacity.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Libraries; Information Systems
Local subject classification:
information storage and retrieval; technical advances; history of computing; standard types of documents

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dc.contributor.authorMalone, Cheryl Knotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-04T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:15Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-03-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationImagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context 2002, 24(3):14-22 IEEE Annals of the History of Computingen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105951-
dc.description.abstractIn the 1950s, a computer that could hold the contents of a library, retrieve facts, and formulate questions was laughable to many. The 1957 movie Desk Set accurately mirrored the way ordinary citizens perceived computers and their possible consequences. On another level, the film's focus on libraries was an ideal juxtaposition of human's intellectual capacity with machines' processing capacity.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIEEE Computer Societyen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation storage and retrievalen_US
dc.subject.othertechnical advancesen_US
dc.subject.otherhistory of computingen_US
dc.subject.otherstandard types of documentsen_US
dc.titleImagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Contexten_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Annals of the History of Computingen_US
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