Capabilities of Data Processing in the Transition from Manual to Mechanical Records in Colleges and Universities
Date of Award
Master of Science
It was the purpose of this thesis (1) to define Data Processing as a problem in terms of the lack of knowledge some have of its functions and capabilities; (2) to give background information showing the development of the field; (3) to show how and why the switch is made from manual to mechanical records; (4) to introduce the computer and its components; (5) to show the functions of the Data Processing Department; and (6) to present ideas and guidelines for organizing a Computer Center.
The problem as stated above indicates that the trend toward mechanization of all phases of business life in America has progressed to the point that many of the nation's colleges and universities have utilized the punched card as a medium for expediting the tremendous volume of detail involved in maintaining adequate and accurate records for the individual collegiate student. This study will attempt to show the advantages and/or disadvantages of changing from a manual to a mechanical system of record keeping.
William C. Ferguson
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Bell, W. H. (1965). Capabilities of Data Processing in the Transition from Manual to Mechanical Records in Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/672