Robert Mayo Hayes pioneered in the development of digital data storage and retrieval, information transfer, systems analysis
and design research. His work has had a major impact on information policy and the economics of library operations. Spanning
two decades (1955-1976), the collection documents Hayes' activities as an international consultant to corporations, academic
and public libraries, as well as government organizations. The material reflects the scope of Hayes' intellectual pursuits:
the economics of information transfer; copyright; measurement of productivity in libraries; coding applications; the relationship
between information services and products; remote storage; and preservation.
Hayes was born in New York City on December 3, 1926; married Alice Peters, 1952; received BA (1947), MA (1949), and PhD (1952)
in mathematics at UCLA; mathematician, National Bureau of Standards, Washington and Los Angeles, 1949-52; member, technical
staff, Hughes Aircraft Company, 1952-54; head of applications group, National Cash Register Company, 1954-55; head, business
systems group, Magnavox Company, 1955-60; Vice President and Science Director, Electrada Corporation, Los Angeles, 1960-64;
President, Advanced Information Systems Incorporated, Los Angeles, 1960-64; lecturer, Math Department, UCLA, 1952-64; Director,
Institute of Library Research, 1965-70; professor (1964-91) and Dean (1974-89), then Dean emeritus (1989) and professor emeritus
(1991), UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science; visiting lecturer at a number of national and international
institutions; co-author of various publications dealing with information storage and retrieval; author, Strategic Management for Academic Libraries (1993).Robert Mayo Hayes, formally trained in mathematics, contributed significantly to a number of advances in library and information
sciences. Hayes pioneered the development of digital data storage and retrieval, information transfer, systems analysis and
design research, and international consultation vis-à-vis library networks. His work has had a major impact on information
policy and the economics of research library operations.
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