The University library, world leader in automation
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"The University Library has earned an international reputation as the recognized leader among libraries of the world in the use of the most modern automatic systems. ... StiIl another forward step is to be taken by the library in February. The first computer for the exclusive use of a university library will be installed. This IBM 1440 data processing system will be specially oriented to do the job required for bibliographic records. Most of the library's remarkable automation system functions behind the scenes. Only recently has it become obvious to the library patron, although the development of mechanical systems of record-keeping has been under way at the University of Missouri since 1949."--Page 2.