ERIC Number: ED021572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
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The Feasibility of Further Centralizing the Technical Processing Operations of the Public Libraries of New York City; a Survey Conducted for the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library.
Stein (Theodore) Co., New York, NY.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This study, undertaken in the fall of 1965, had four basic objectives: (1) to determine the feasibility of centralizing the cataloging operation of the 3 library systems, (2) to determine the desirability of inter-system centralization of book preparation and acquisition, (3) to propose the operating procedures and mechanisms integral to any scheme for increased centralization appearing feasible and desirable, including computer-system design and data processing equipment if appropriate, and (4) to suggest where and how the recommended centralized facility should be organized. Major recommendations include a single cataloging and acquisition center for the 3 libraries, extensive use of computers for catalog production, output in the form of a tri-system "constant volume book catalog", and delay of consideration of whether to include other libraries in the system until the processing network is well established. (CC)
Descriptors: Book Catalogs, Cataloging, Feasibility Studies, Library Acquisition, Library Catalogs, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Public Libraries
A & M Printing, 175 Cortlandt Street, North Tarrytown, N.Y. ($6.00).
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Authoring Institution: Stein (Theodore) Co., New York, NY.; Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.