ERIC Number: ED036305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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California State Library: Processing Center Design and Specifications. Volume I, System Description and Input Processing.
Sherman, Don; Shoffner, Ralph M.
The scope of the California State Library-Processing Center (CSL-PC) project is to develop the design and specifications for a computerized technical processing center to provide services to a network of participating California libraries. Immediate objectives are: (1) retrospective conversion of card catalogs to a machine-form data base, compatible with MARC II; (2) continuing conversion of current cataloging to machine-form data base, compatible with MARC II; (3) incorporation of MARC tapes, distributed by the Library of Congress, into the Center's data base for use in cataloging support; (4) production of book form catalogs; and (5) control of technical processing associated with serials, including ordering, check-in, claiming, binding, accounting and holding lists. Following a definition of the scope of the project, future developments are discussed in a survey of plans and accomplishments of other cognate projects in the area of cooperative library networks. This report also includes: (1) the system description, an overview of system files and system logic for all operating functions; (2) a discussion of production and control, which focuses on the problem and recommended procedures of production and control of source documents during the conversion process; and (3) the conversion program. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.