The modern era of library technology arrived with the installation of data processing equipment in the Technical Processing Department. Two staff members had been trained by IBM to operate the machines. The first operations transferred to the new computer were payroll and book processing.
Commands were keyed onto computer punch cards and then distributed according to the process. The computer increased the speed with which new books were processed allowing the staff more time to work with the public.
Pictured here, Barbara Moretti and Fred Allison put the computer through its paces.