ERIC Number: ED078849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-13
Survey of Automated Library Systems; Phase I. Final Report.
Buckland, Lawrence F.; And Others
Described in this report are the results of a survey of 27 libraries which had in operation 40 mechanized systems for acquisition, cataloging and circulation control. The libraries were selected on the basis of advanced performance in the state of the art of library automation. The overall trends show libraries increasing their use of on-line systems and basic assembly language programming, and moving into the area of catalog mechanization. The data describing each library activity was collected by an interview consisting of a presentation by the library staff and the completion of a questionnaire. A bibliography of published system descriptions and a directory of addresses and telephone numbers of the principal staff members of the libraries visited is included. The information presented in the report should be useful in ascertaining what has already been mechanized in acquisition, cataloging and circulation control, whether it is available for transfer to another installation, and what detailed functions it mechanizes. A second use of the information in the report is as an automation check list if one is designing his own mechanized library system. (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inforonics, Inc., Maynard, MA.; California State Univ. and Colleges, Los Angeles. Library Systems Project.
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