A photograph of a man demonstrating a new computer system for library staff and board members in 1988. The man is seated, typing on a keyboard, while six people stand around and behind him watching. The Dynix Automated Library System was an integrated library system, popular from the mid-1980's until the late 1990's, that replaced the function of the card catalog and tracked the lending of materials.
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[back] Aug 1988, Portland, Oregon -- Richard Lewis of DYNIX, Inc. demonstrates one of approximately 330 terminals to be installed as part of a $2.5 million integrated automation system for the Multnomah County Library. The system will have the potential for 600 terminals. From left to right: Karen Hein, Ron Swanson (standing) and Michael Gardner, library staff members; Gwen Blake and Felicia Trader, library board members; Sarah Ann Long, library director. Photo by Fred Caldwell.
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