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The Last Works of Frederick G. Kilgour Jeffrey Beall

The Last Works of Frederick G. Kilgour

Jeffrey Beall

Published November 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781466470019
Paperback
48 pages
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 About the Book 

Frederick G. Kilgour was one of the 20th centurys most illuminating and influential librarians. He changed librarianship by starting OCLC, Inc. and by creating the WorldCat bibliographic database, now the worlds largest. In seven of his last eightMoreFrederick G. Kilgour was one of the 20th centurys most illuminating and influential librarians. He changed librarianship by starting OCLC, Inc. and by creating the WorldCat bibliographic database, now the worlds largest. In seven of his last eight published, scholarly works, Kilgour reported on experiments he and his co-authors conducted that discovered a way to further reduce cataloging costs by setting up a simple discovery system for known-item searches. This book examines Kilgours last eight papers in the context of his contributions as a librarian and within the framework of contemporary information discovery systems.