ERIC Number: ED077525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Automated Acquisition of Periodicals, L.A. SER. (Library Automation - Serials).
The unprecedented growth of the information sources concerning science and technology makes it particularly urgent that the processes of information storage, information retrieval, information processing according to needs, representation of results and their storage in preparation for the subsequent processing stages be mechanized. With this end in view, it is necessary to produce a central "data base" in a "machine-readable form," which is accessible to creation, updating, processing and retrieval programs. This project describes the software system which creates the data base for the periodical purchasing department of a library and processes it by mechanizing the yearly cycle of activities. The following subjects are discussed: description of activities comprised in the yearly cycle; design of the data base; review of the mechanized processes; organizational and working routines; the forms of input-output; error checks at different stages; and system analysis and planning for the future. The Project lays stress on improving the familiarity of the librarian with the entirety of the data and activities involved. Its other purpose is to supply the contact between the librarian and the computer for the convenience of the librarian, who is not expected to be a computer expert. (Author)
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Data Processing, Information Utilization, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Technical Processes, Periodicals, Serials
Israel Society of Special Libraries & Information Centers, POB 20125, Tel Aviv, Israel ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Israel Society of Special Libraries and Information Centres, Tel Aviv.
Note: (4 References); Contributions to Information Science No. 7 Monograph