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Bill Aspray describes how Pitt recruited Allen Kent. He quotes Vice Chancellor Edison Montgomery, who was seeking: "to find the best possible person to introduce to, and to nurture within, Pitt the new field of information storage and retrieval. I knew nothing about the field. I did a short literature search. The name that appeared most frequently among books and articles on the subject was Allen Kent. I approached him about coming to Pitt in a role, the specifics of which he was to define. He accepted." Command and Control, Documentation, and Library Science: The Origins of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing By William Aspray Issue Date:October 1999 pp. 4-20