MedLine, circa 1978

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(1978) Librarian using a computer to access MedLine from the National Library of Medicine; taken from the article on Libraries, World Book Encyclopedia, 1978 edition. (Awesome!)

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  1. libraryman 96 months ago | reply

    So classic! Them 'puters is something! :)

  2. NowWithMoreMe [deleted] 96 months ago | reply

    Actually Medline today is at

    You're a librarian. You know we're sticklers for facts...

  3. Johnjron1 96 months ago | reply

    Yeah, well, that's the subscription-only site. I guess MedlinePlus is the freebie add-on for the general public. Thanks for pointing that out, though. *blush* (no, Medical Informatics was NOT my specialty in library school)

  4. realblades 95 months ago | reply

    Print terminal and acoustic coupler. Excellent :-D

  5. Trenchcoat77 95 months ago | reply

    Not only an acoustic coupler, but a thermal paper printer as well. A small plate with heated matrix dots would go back on forth on the special paper. The heat would cause the paper to form brown dots, forming small, hard to read letters with no descenders. You couldn't leave the paper in your car in the summer, or it would all turn brown! I was convinced that 30 years later, searchers (as we were called) would have developed "searchers lung" from some toxic smoke that was being released during this process.

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