Oral history interview with Charles Payne 1990


Payne, Charles (Interviewee)
Fall, James E (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Charles Payne 1990
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Charles Payne : oral history, 1990; 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 datab ase 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.
Collection Name
MARC XX Project : Oral History
Librarians; Libraries--Automation; Information storage and retrieval systems; Machine-readable bibliographic data; MARC formats; Cooperative cataloging; Payne, Charles; Library of Congress; University of Chicago; International Business Machines Corporation
oral histories; sound recordings
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
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
Note (Provenance)
Charles Payne, Gift 1991
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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