Celebrating Two Decades of Computers in Libraries

In his opening remarks this morning, Tom Hogan, Sr., President and CEO of Information Today, reminded delegates to the 20th Computers in Libraries conference that when this conference began, we all were actually talking about "microcomputers" in libraries.

Keynoter Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, went a little farther back in time when he noted that libraries were among the first to expose the public to computers by offering their patrons access to automated card catalogs in the early 1980s. The other leading player in introducing computing to the masses? Banks! With automatic teller machines.

See more about Clifford’s remarks in the posting by Marydee Ojala, below.

Dick Kaser
ITI V.P., Content

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