Specific roles for microcomputer software in an information department

David Bawden (Research Information Services, Pfizer Central Research, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9NJ)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Publication date: 1 January 1988


The particular value of microcomputer software within the information services of a large research‐based organisation, where ready access to powerful, time‐sharing computer facilities may be available, is discussed. Several reasons for using micro systems are outlined (unique software features, need for specific hardware, means of cheap evaluation, etc.). Examples are given, including expert system shells, spreadsheets, ideas processing software, and database systems.


Bawden, D. (1988), "Specific roles for microcomputer software in an information department", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb051077

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