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Command and control, documentation, and library science: the origins of information science at the University of Pittsburgh

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1 Author(s)
Aspray, William ; Comput.. Res. Assoc., Washington, DC, USA

This article describes the history of the first information science department formed in the United States-at the University of Pittsburgh-and the roles of two of its principal faculty members: Allen Kent and Anthony Debons. In particular, it looks at the origins of the program in command-and-control systems, documentation of scientific literature, and library automation

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 4 )