The success of archival automation during the past two decades cannot be questioned. From the development of the SPINDEX (Selective Permentation Indexing) program at the National Archives, through the work of the National Information Systems Task Force (NISTF) committee, to the development of the MARC AMC (MAchine Readable Cataloging, Archives and Manuscripts Control) format, automation's progress, while perhaps slow in comparison to the library profession, has been sure.



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