Online from: 1945
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Online retrieval history; how it all began: some personal recollections|
|Author(s):||J.L. Hall, (Abingdon, UK)|
|Citation:||J.L. Hall, (2011) "Online retrieval history; how it all began: some personal recollections", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 67 Iss: 1, pp.182 - 193|
|Keywords:||History, Information retrieval, Worldwide web|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/00220411111105506 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to discuss the history of online searching through the views of one of its pioneers.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents, and comments on, the recollections of Jim Hall, one of the earliest UK-based operators of, and writers on, online retrieval systems.
Findings – The paper gives an account of the development of online searching in the UK during the 1960s and 1970s.
Originality/value – The paper presents the perspective of one of the pioneers of online searching.
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