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; 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 proje ct 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; Library of Congress
Format
oral histories; 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
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-q2v5-fe45
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.