qThis fascinating tale of the rise and fall of mini-computer-based integrated library systems (ILS) offers both an explanation of the technical workings--still being used daily--and a historical investigationq--Provided by publisher.the 1980s have left a rich legacy, which is still being felt as the second decade of the 21st century begins. ... Mini-computers communicated with many more than a hundred users at a time, and did so without the benefit of the Intemet. ... Such machines had to optimize disk storage, communications throughput, and rapid data processing along with managing user ... than the mightiest of the mini- computers of the 1980s, do not even have internal disk drives (e.g., Applea#39;s Macbook Air).
|Title||:||Parents of Invention|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011-06-30|