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From Text to Terabytes

January 22, 2013 - April 8, 2013, Fondren Library Center 'Link'

Over the past quarter of a century, computers have transformed almost every aspect of how libraries provide services and resources to their users. Research which once required the utilization of multiple print resources or a specially designed reading apparatus, can now often be performed by using a single database.

In this exhibit, we display some of the forms in which information was stored, organized, and retrieved before the digital age, and highlight some of the databases and tools that now make our lives easier.

Examples from the Exhibit

About Fondren Exhibits

The Fondren Exhibits Committee is charged with providing educational exhibits for the SMU community that showcase special events, academic areas and individuals associated with the SMU campus.

All Fondren Exhibits are available for viewing during Library opening hours.
Fondren Exhibits are located in the circulation area, also known as "The Link".