ERIC Number: ED080120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Development of a Computerized Regional Library System. Appendix 24. Final Report.
Kilgour, Frederick G., Comp.; Davis, Hillis D., Comp.
The purpose of the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) computerized regional library system is to provide an on-line system that makes available to faculty and students in individual colleges and universities the library resources throughout a region, while at the same time decelerating the rate of rise of per-student library costs. The research and development culminated in the successful implementation of an on-line union catalog and shared cataloging system. The final report of the project is LI 004 422. This document contains appendix twenty-four, The Ohio College Library Center Program/Subroutine Documentation; Master Data Base Update (MDBUPD). The program MDBUPD (Master Data Base Update) is used to add the records from the weekly MARC tapes to the existing data base. This program takes a record that is in MARC format, checks the entries for validity, and converts it into the current bibliographic data file format. The program assigns an OCLC number to new records and adds them to the data base. MDBUPD replaces corrected or revised records and deletes unwanted records. It also returns various statistics. (Other appendices are LI 004 423, LI 004 424 and LI 004 426 through LI 004 428.) (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.