ERIC Number: ED022514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an Integrated, Computer-Based, Bibliographical Data System for a Large University Library. Annual Report to the National Science Foundation from the University of Chicago Library, 1967-68.
Fussler, Herman H.; Payne, Charles T.
The project's second year (1967/68) was devoted to upgrading the computer operating software and programs to increase versatility and reliability. General conclusions about the program after 24 months of operation are that the project's objectives are sound and that effective utilization of computer-aided bibliographic data processing is essential to the objectives. The difficulty in debugging an integrated on-line system of programs, problems with transitions from non-automated to automated systems, and the lack of some necessary peripheral equipment for library operations have resulted in some delays. In 1967/68 the project involved the following tasks: A) development of bibliographic data processing system, B) implementation in library operations, C) character sets D) Project MARC, E) circulation, F) processing operations studies, and G) cooperative library systems development. Appendix A is a diagram of the University of Chicago computer network. Appendix B presents production samples from high-speed printer with library print train. Appendix C is a brief listing (28 pages) of the University of Chicago Library processing programs. (CC)
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Computers, Data Processing, Information Processing, Information Systems, Libraries, Library Circulation, Library Equipment, Library Technical Processes, Systems Analysis
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-179-426, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Library.