Cover: Data Management in the Humanities.

Data Management in the Humanities.

Published 1968

by David G. Hays

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A discussion of two techniques--one using computers and the other microphotography-- that will be helpful to librarians of the future, who will be managers of data rather than keepers of books. The digitally recorded text, probably supplied by the book publishers, will be used more and more widely by humanistic scholars, and the use of mass-production and ultramicroform technology to create high-quality million-volume libraries will enable every serious educational institution to possess an adequate reference library. The interesting problem in data management for the humanities will be to achieve the right balance of books, digitally recorded texts, and ultramicrofiches. This paper was prepared for presentation at the annual conference of the Society of Technical Writers and Publishers in May 1968. 12 pp.

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