Oral history interview with Barbara E. Markuson 1988

Oral history interview with Barbara E. Markuson 1988

 

 

Name:
Markuson, Barbara Evans (Interviewee), Fall, James E (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Barbara E. Markuson 1988
Other Titles:
Reminiscences of Barbara E. Markuson : oral history, 1984 and Oral history of Barbara E. Markuson, 1984
Abstract:
Association with Information Systems Office of Library of Congress [Library], 1961; early history of library automation: sense of urgency with beginning Machine Readable Cataloging [MARC] pilot program; origin, research, and implementation of MARC: fear of automation; low interest in standardization of data fields; growing control of technical staff over MARC project; poor integration of MARC project with operations of Library; MARC's overshadowing of automation on local levels of library systems; Library's use of conference format; questions of technical jargon in development of specifications for support programming; experimentation withy and analysis of data fields; recollections of contributors to MARC.
Collection Name:
MARC XX Project : Oral History
Subjects:
Women librarians, Librarians, Libraries--Automation, MARC formats, Cooperative cataloging, Information storage and retrieval systems, Markuson, Barbara Evans, and Library of Congress
Format:
oral histories and sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1988
Physical Description:
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical):
Librarian.
Note:
Interviewed by James E. Fall on November 11, 1988.Digitized from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Note (Provenance):
Barbara E. Markuson, Gift 1991
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
12172414
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-q2v5-fe45