ERIC Number: ED028801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
MASFILE-I Pilot Project. Final Report.
Five Associated Univ. Libraries, Syracuse, NY.
The objectives of the MASFILE-I Pilot Project were (1) to test the utility and cost of compiling a manipulative data base from remote card files; (2) to test the utility of the Administrative Terminal System (ATS) for inputting bibliographic data into computer files from catalog card copy at a central location; (3) to test the adequacy of a modified MARC tagging scheme for labelling, inputting, and retrieving formatted bibliographic data elements; (4) to determine overlap of items in the file; (5) to aid the Five Associated University Libraries (F.A.U.L.) in designing a compatible worksheet for transferring the intellectual product of local catalogers into various on-line and off-line machines; (6) to develop recommendations for building a bibliographic data base. A sequential sample of shelf list catalog cards was selected from each F.A. U.L. library in the Library of Congress Classification for the Book Trade and Library Science (Z116-Z1000.5), manually merged, converted to machine readable form by the IBM ATS system at SUNY-Buffalo in a modified MARC-I format. After editing, a list of 1827 items was published containing full citations, holdings statements, and indexes by main entry, LC card number, and LC class number. A draft cataloger's worksheet was designed and is undergoing testing. Overlap studies were made, and time and cost figures compiled. Recommendations for continuation of the project (MASFILE-II) are also included. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Cataloging, Citations (References), College Libraries, Computer Storage Devices, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Input Output, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Magnetic Tapes, Union Catalogs, Worksheets
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Five Associated Univ. Libraries, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: Five Associated University Libraries NY; Masfile Project