ERIC Number: ED035431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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A Computer Based System for Reserve Activities in a University Library.
Fasana, Paul J.; And Others.
After a detailed study of the reserve processing activities of the Columbia University Library System, it was decided that an attempt to design a reserve system which would make the fullest use of computers would be undertaken. This would be an integrated system developed over a period of time in a series of clearly defined phases. Three different phases were distinguished which could be developed in series or simultaneously, depending on such factors as operating software and hardware availability. After three years a fully tested system, called Reserves Processing has been developed for Phase One and implemented in two working environments. The Reserves Processing system accepts input in the form of brief bibliographic citations, inventory data and course information, creates a master machine stored reserve file, produces a variety of records to assist in the processing of reserve books, and prints a variety of lists to be used for reference purposes. All of these operations, except input, are done as off-line, batch-processed operations. Only input is done in an on-line mode. This report includes a general systems description intended for the non-technical reader as well as program and hardware specifications and intended for the technical reader. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.