Information technology and organizational change in the British census, 1801-1911
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Information technology and organizational change in the British census, 1801-1911. INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH, 7 (1). pp. 22-36. ISSN 1047-7047Full text not available from this repository.
The first British census was taken in 1801 and was processed by a handful of clerks in a tiny office. By the mid-1800s, the census had evolved into an elaborate Victorian data-processing operation involving over a hundred clerks, each of whom had a specialized information-processing role. In 1911 the census was mechanized and the routine data processing was taken over by punched-card machines. This paper explores the changes in information technology within the census over a period of more than a century, and the resulting organizational changes. A contrast is drawn with the U.S. census-which mechanized in 1890-on the adoption of new technology.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||INST OPERATIONS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT SCIENCES|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 22-36|
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