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ERIC Number: ED217850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Report on the Use of REFCATSS for Interlibrary Loan Processing.
Tallon, James
The database contents, search features, and costs of two services offered by UTLAS (University of Toronto Library Automation Systems) are compared to determine which of the two should be used for interlibrary loan (ILL) processing at Concordia University. A review of studies of CATSS (Catalogue Support System) is provided, as well as a description of the search facilities common to CATSS and REFCATSS (Public Service Support System), and a comparison of the costs of interlibrary loan searching on the two systems. It is recommended that, in virtue of the greater suitability of REFCATSS for ILL use and the dubious cost advantage of CATSS given the anticipated level of use, that REFCATSS be used for ILL searching. Also discussed are arrangements for access to terminals on the three campuses to avoid the high cost of registering an additional terminal for ILL use, and the costs of setting up and training for REFCATSS. Estimates of one-time and ongoing costs are provided, and procedures for implementing the use of the system are outlined. Seven references are listed. (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Canada