Integration, a word that has had high emotional overtones in the area of racial relations since the 1950s, is now a buzzword in automation circles. While it usually is used to refer to the combining of various types of software, it is also taking on a special meaning for archivists, librarians, and information specialists. Just as it is the dream of librarians to handle all their book transactions including selection, ordering, cataloging, and circulation on a unified automation system so, too, do archivists envision a computer system that will facilitate all archival functions.
"Short Subjects: Integration: An Archival Issue,"
Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
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