7. Gender and Computing in the Push-Button Library

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Greg Downey

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch7

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Downey, G. (2010) Gender and Computing in the Push-Button Library, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • gender and computing - in push-button library;
  • gender and status divisions within librarianship - “push-button library,” a promised relief from punch cards;
  • networked computer technology, main kind of “technology” - under debate within librarianship


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gender and Status Divisions within Librarianship, 1950–1980

  • Library Technology and Library Labor, 1980–1990

  • Conclusion: From Cataloging to Metadata

  • References