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ERIC Number: ED031267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Total System Computer Program for Medical Libraries.
Divett, Robert T.; Jones, W. Wayne
The objective of this project was to develop an integrated computer program for the total operations of a medical library including acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, reference, a computer catalog, serials controls, and current awareness services. The report describes two systems approaches: the batch system and the terminal system. The batch system is a combination of manual and machine processing of the clerical functions of a library. This particular system involves functions in the acquisitions, cataloging and circulation departments. The terminal system is an on-line computer system with terminals, in each section of the library, including reference services and patron use. It is designed to cover the total operations of a library. After a general description of both systems the report lists the equipment needed and the estimated costs for both. Recommendations are given for sharing the system with several other medical libraries. Technical descriptions of the terminal system, including file organization and program structure, are presented in the report. The appendices show library forms (order forms, catalog cards, etc.), 2260 screen displays, and source listings. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Library of the Medical Sciences.