Yearbook to Compose Computerized Rollcall
Harvard Yearbook Publications will own the University's only computer-programmed list of students when it becomes Harvard's first computerized undergraduate organization later this month.
The Yearbook staff has written programs which it will run on Harvard's data processing equipment. These programs will store on tape the name, class, college and home address of every Harvard and Radcliffe undergraduate, as well as all yearbook records.
Computer time will be bought from the University at regular rates, with the understanding that the programmed information will be available for college use. Benjamin S. Dunham '66, Yearbook President, did not speculate yesterday on the possibilities of using computers other organizations. "We'll have to see how it goes -- but we're optimistic," he said.