NAME: Roger Kent Summit
DATES: 1930-
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WORKED AT: Lockheed,  DIALOG (1960-1988); Knight-Ridder (1988-1991)
OTHER INFORMATION: Summit was called "father of online systems" by Saul Herner. Lilley-Trice consider him a valuable contributor to the creation, management and expansion of DIALOG. According to Bellardo and Bourne, Summit was a major figure in the online retrieval industry. Summit foresaw the need/desire to give the public access to online systems. He realized that this could become a business (Bellardo & Bourne). He was the designer and product manager for the DIALOG online information retrieval system at its inception in the early 1960's and continued successively as Manager, President and CEO until his retirement in 1991. 
AWARDS: Miles Conrad Memorial Lecturer and Award, NFAIS (1996); ASIS Award of Merit (1991); Elected Honorary Member of Special Libraries Association (1989); Isadore Gilbert Mudge R.R. Bowker Award, American Library Association(1982); Information Industry Association, Hall of Fame (1982);  Special Invention Award for the Aerospace Business Environment Simulator Computer Program, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (1968); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.  For a more complete biography see: http://www.dialog.com/about/biographies/rogersummit_bio.pdf

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A CAREER MEMORY FROM ROGER SUMMIT

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