Oral history interview with Barbara E. Markuson 1988
Reminiscences of Barbara E. Markuson : oral history, 1984 and Oral history of Barbara E. Markuson, 1984
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.
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
Barbara E. Markuson, Gift 1991
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