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The Ford Foundation's search for an American library laboratory

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1 Author(s)
Burke, C. ; Dept. of History, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA

In the late 1950s, the Ford Foundation hoped that its library organization, the Council on Library Resources, would use its monies to sponsor a permanent library high-tech laboratory. After several years, Ford's techno-visions became tied to the hopes of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to enter the information field. Unfortunately, MIT's "Project Intrex" ended without meeting its sponsors' expectations.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Jul-Sep 2002

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