A Bibliographic Guide To Resources In Scientific Computing 1945 1975

Author: Jeffrey R. Yost
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316814
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Lists books, articles, serials, manuscripts, and other reference sources relating to scientific computing in the first thirty years after the advent of electronic computers.

The Digital Hand Vol 3

Author: James W. Cortada
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195165861
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The third volume of The Digital Hand describes how computers were used in all of the American public sector industries over the past half-century, in order to determine what were the critical uses of computing technologies, how these technologies came into these industries, and how they were changed by it. Cortada claims that computing profoundly changed the nature of work in these public sector industries, creating the bedrock of the Information Age.

Computing And The National Science Foundation 1950 2016

Author: Peter A. Freeman
Editor: Morgan & Claypool
ISBN: 1450372740
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This organizational history relates the role of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the development of modern computing. Drawing upon new and existing oral histories, extensive use of NSF documents, and the experience of two of the authors as senior managers, this book describes how NSF’s programmatic activities originated and evolved to become the primary source of funding for fundamental research in computing and information technologies. The book traces how NSF's support has provided facilities and education for computing usage by all scientific disciplines, aided in institution and professional community building, supported fundamental research in computer science and allied disciplines, and led the efforts to broaden participation in computing by all segments of society. Today, the research and infrastructure facilitated by NSF computing programs are significant economic drivers of American society and industry. For example, NSF supported work that led to the first widely-used web browser, Netscape; sponsored the creation of algorithms at the core of the Google search engine; facilitated the growth of the public Internet; and funded research on the scientific basis for countless other applications and technologies. NSF has advanced the development of human capital and ideas for future advances in computing and its applications. This account is the first comprehensive coverage of NSF's role in the extraordinary growth and expansion of modern computing and its use. It will appeal to historians of computing, policy makers and leaders in government and academia, and individuals interested in the history and development of computing and the NSF.

Understanding New Media

Author: Kim H. Veltman
Editor: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381544
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This book outlines the development currently underway in the technology of new media and looks further to examine the unforeseen effects of this phenomenon on our culture, our philosophies, and our spiritual outlook. The digital revolution is something fundamentally different from simply the introduction of yet another medium to our culture: it marks a paradigm shift in our relation to all media, to all our senses, all our expressions. The new media are transforming our definitions of culture and knowledge and transcending barriers in ways that will have lasting implications for generations to come.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

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Computer Science And Computing

Author: Michael Knee
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581604
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As computers have infiltrated virtually every facet of our lives, so has computer science influenced nearly every academic subject in science, engineering, medicine, social science, the arts and humanities. Michael Knee offers a selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the entire industry. A discussion of three commonly used subject classification systems precedes an annotated bibliography of over 500 items. As computers have infiltrated virtually every facet of our lives, so has computer science influenced nearly every academic subject in science, engineering, medicine, social science, the arts and humanities. Michael Knee offers a selective guide to the major resources and tools central to the computer industry: teaching institutions, research institutes and laboratories, manufacturers, standardization organizations, professional associations and societies, and publishers. He begins with a discussion of the three subject classification systems most commonly used to describe, index, and manage computer science information: the Association for Computing Machinery, Inspec, and the Library of Congress. An annotated bibliography of over 500 items follows, grouped by material type, and featuring a mix of classic works and current sources.