Reminiscences of Charles Payne : oral history, 1990 and Oral history of Charles Payne, 1990
Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago, 1960; position with Industrial Relations Center Library at University of Chicago; involvement with early library automation: full systems analysis of University of Chicago Library; grant from National Science Foundation to develop Bibliographic Data Processing System, 1965; development of "Chicago Format:"independent, bibliographic, single database system; influence on Machine Readable Catalogue System [MARC] Pilot Project, related systems; cost of maintaining MARC system: financial, internal dependence, continued lack of authority and serials control systems; early library data programming and printing: development of specialized equipment; meetings with International Business Machines [IBM], Library of Congress, funding agencies, librarians; controversy surrounding complexity, resource consumption of automation programs, "New York Mafia" at Columbia University, New York Public Library; conflicts surrounding role as early chairman of Machine Readable Bibliographic Information [MARBI]; failure of Collaborative Systems Development Project [CLSP]; failure to pursue national retrospective conversion program for unconverted national database; recollections of various members of library automation programs.
Librarians, Libraries--Automation, Information storage and retrieval systems, Machine-readable bibliographic data, MARC formats, Cooperative cataloging, Payne, Charles, Library of Congress, University of Chicago, and International Business Machines Corporation
Interviewed by James E. Fall on July 9, 1990.Digitized from analog recordings: Original available in the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries
Charles Payne, Gift 1991
Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1991.