ERIC Number: ED029654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Automated Acquisition, Cataloging, and Circulation in a Large Research Library.
Boylan, Merle N.; And Others
This report describes automated procedures now in use for book acquisition, and book and document cataloging and circulation, in the library at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore. The purpose of the automation is to increase frequency and accuracy of record updatings, decrease the time required to maintain records, improve the formats of the records, and provide multiple copies of records when they are needed. A broad view of the automation is given in the first section of the report, where systems concepts and master data files are discussed. Subsequent sections fill in the details, describing the individual operations in terms of flow charts, tape records, and input-output formats. System features include: charge out and discharge, maintenance of reserve lists, provisions for statistics and inventory control, and the production of availability notices, recall notices, purchase orders and claims, sorted printouts of acquisition data, announcement bulletins, and separate printe d catalogs for books and documents. Printed catalogs for books permit access by author, title, subject, and call number. Those for documents index by personal author, corporate author, title, subject, contract number, report number, and accession number. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Automation, Book Catalogs, Cataloging, Computers, Data Processing, Input Output, Library Acquisition, Library Circulation, Recordkeeping, Research Libraries, Statistical Data
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (UCRL-50406, MF-$0.65; HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Livermore. Lawrence Livermore Lab.