ERIC Number: ED183141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Circulation and Finding System.
Pierce, A. R.
This report describes an online minicomputer-based system, one combining library inventory control with catalog access, that was implemented at Virginia Tech's main library in order to meet the demands of increased circulation activity and rising staff costs. Following overviews of the institutional environment, the systems development department, and the library, the history, system objectives, and major functions of the automated circulation and finding system (CFS) are illustrated. CFS procedures related to circulation, data entry, and reference are explained, as well as the system's impacts on administration, management reports, and serials control. Displays of file descriptions, online circulation transactions, online finding transactions, and batch jobs precede a summary of system benefits and a list of references. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Univ. Libraries.
Note: Paper prepared for the Virginia Governor's Conference on Libraries and Information Services (Richmond, VA, 1979)