ERIC Number: ED083994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Design of Formats and Packs of Catalog Cards.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.
The three major functions of the Ohio College Library Center's Shared Cataloging System are: 1) provision of union catalog location listing; 2) making available cataloging done by one library to all other users of the system; and 3) production of catalog cards. The system, based on a central machine readable data base, speeds cataloging and reduces cataloging costs in participating libraries by taking advantage of cataloging performed elsewhere, and therefore, minimizing duplicate effort. In other words, the system takes advantage of economy of scale by requiring that a title be cataloged only once no matter how many copies are in participating libraries. The data base consists of over 600,000 machine readable cataloging records, and grows at the rate of a thousand new records a day. This document describes computer-produced catalog cards and specifications for sorted packs of cards for filing in particular catalogs. The manual presents a description of the physical characteristics of cards, the format of cards, and the procedures for drawing up specifications for production of cards in packs. (Related documents are LI 004 534 and 004 535.) (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Programs, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Technical Processes, Online Systems
Ohio State Univ. Libraries, Publications Committee, 1858 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.