ERIC Number: ED021575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Centralized Book Acquisition for New York State: Proposed Computer System. Part I: System Definition.
Stein (Theodore) Co., New York, NY.; New York State Library, Albany.
A processing center which would meet both the cataloging and acquisitions needs of the public libraries of New York state has been proposed. Described in this report is the acquisition system, which provides for handling of both items received on standing order and items received separately. The state center obtains information as early as possible about new titles likely to be ordered by libraries in the system. Each new title is then assigned a number, usually the Library of Congress card number, and entered into the computer system with the appropriate descriptive information. Thereafter, ordering and other procedures are done by refering to the item number whenever possible. Requisition lists are produced describing each new title in the system from which most of the ordering is done. A supplier is assigned automatically after the requests are returned, and orders to the supplier, receiving worksheets and process control reports are generated. The latter two are used to communicate with the decentralized processing centers about shipments to be received and processing to be done. An accounting system is provided as well as preparation of a cataloging work sheet and of spine, book-card, and book-pocket labels, and catalog cards. Discussed in detail are the input and output forms as well as the relationship of the acquisition procedures to the cataloging procedures. (CM)
Descriptors: Automation, Cataloging, Computers, Cooperative Planning, Decentralization, Information Processing, Information Systems, Input Output, Library Acquisition, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Networks, Public Libraries, Records (Forms), Shared Services, State Programs, Systems Development
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Authoring Institution: Stein (Theodore) Co., New York, NY.; New York State Library, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York