ERIC Number: ED022505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Centralized Processing for the State of Florida; Report to the Florida State Library.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
A study was conducted to examine the basic concepts of the Orlando Processing Center and its state-wide goals, followed by recommendations for a future course of action. The report is divided into three parts--a survey of public libraries in the area, a study of the Orlando Processing Center, and an examination of processing needs in Florida, with several alternatives offered for meeting these needs. Recommendations include: (1) administration of the processing center by the State Library or incorporating it as an agency separate from the Orlando Public Library, with reorganization to begin during 1968, (2) need for a much larger centralized processing effort in Florida, with processing offered to all public libraries and eventually to school and community college libraries, (3) development of a Union Catalog by the State, (4) categories of services offered by the Center to include full processing, cataloging only, and ordering but no processing, (5) a computerized operation involving two separate computer systems--an administrative system for ordering and a card catalog system utilizing MARC tape, and (6) development of a price structure varying with the amount of service. Appendixes include the questionnaires used for the study. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.