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DOBIS IBM The things it can do would fill a book, or a library
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DOBIS (Dortmunder Bibliotheks Informations System) was an online catalog system used in libraries. Marketed worldwide by IBM in 1985, the DOBIS system was promoted to run as a smaller, more accessible program that shared the resources of larger computer installations and not as a stand alone program. It was designed to facilitate librarians without data processing skills to create and maintain the catalog system.


DOBIS in a medium sized academic library. (1988). VINE, 18(2), 12-17. doi: 10.1108/eb060019

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