Introduction to computers

Rajaraman, A. . Introduction to computers., 1995 In: Academic Library Automation. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, pp. 6-16. [Book chapter]


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An article on computer application for knowledge processing intended to generate awareness among librarians on the possiblities offered by ICT to improve services. Compares computers and the human brain, provides a historical perspective of the development of computer technology, explains the components of the computer and the computer languages, identifes the areas where computers can be applied and its benefits. Explains available storage systems and database management process. Points out that library and information systems are the areas where significant use will be made of computers and other products and solutions offered by information technology. Examples are given of use of computers in Indian libraries the facilities availble in India for online information access from worldwide sources.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Computers Information Technology Human Brain Knowledge Processing machine Languages
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 26 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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