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<p>In the late 1950s the Ford Foundation hoped that its library organization, the Council on Library Resources, would use its monies to sponsor a permanent library high-tech laboratory. After several years, Ford's techno-visions became tied to the hopes of MIT to enter the information field. Unfortunately, MIT's Project Intrex ended without meeting its sponsors' expectations.</p>
Colin Burke, "The Ford Foundation's Search for an American Library Laboratory", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 24, no. , pp. 56-74, July-September 2002, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2002.1024762
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