ERIC Number: ED045108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
SCOPE in Cataloguing.
Tom, Ellen; Reed, Sue
This report describes the Systematic Computerized Processing in Cataloguing system (SCOPE), an automated system for the catalog department of a university library. The system produces spine labels, pocket labels, book cards for the circulation system, catalog cards including shelf list, main entry, subject and added entry cards, statistics, an up-dated master file in machine readable form, and an accessions file. A preliminary cost study revealed an approximate saving of $19,000 per year based on 1,000 titles per week; with an approximate cost of $.80 per title. This cost, however, does not include the actual cataloging procedure. All programs are written in COBOL and the system is run on an IBM Model 50 computer equipped with eight tape drives, two 2,314 random access devices and 512K core. The system itself uses a maximum of four tape files, three disk files and 160K core. (MF)
Descriptors: Automation, Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Library Automation, Library Technical Processes
Library Administration, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Library.