ERIC Number: ED214494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Specifications for a Computerized Library Circulation Management Data and On-Line Catalog System.
Schwarz, Philip J.
This manual is intended primarily for libraries that wish to purchase a turnkey automated circulation system and online catalog, but lack the staff, time, and expertise to develop a set of specifications, or the money to hire consultants. Specifications are provided to assist in the selection from several options: (1) development of an in-house system, (2) replication of an existing system, (3) custom design of a system by a software house, (4) purchase of services from a service bureau, or (5) purchase of a turnkey system. Two major areas are covered in detail. The first provides information on the rules and conditions governing competition when dealing with vendors of turnkey systems, while the second outlines the operating environment for the projected system and proceeds to describe the functional requirements for an automated circulation system and online catalog. A series of appendices include concrete details on hardware, specifics of an existing turnkey system, systems operating profiles, manpower support requirements, test procedures, evaluation instruments, library hours, rental resources, and price quotations. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Central Wisconsin Library Computing Cooperative, Menomonie.
Identifiers: Turnkey Systems; Vendors