ERIC Number: ED083995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Off-Line Catalog Production.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.
The Ohio College Library Center's off-line catalog system is a limited technique for production of card catalogs. Unlike the on-line system, it cannotmake the resources of a region available to users in an individual institution, and it does not have the potential for significantly reducing rate of rise of library per-unit costs. In short, it is not a comprehensive, computerized cooperative library system, as is the on-line system. Nevertheless, the off-line system does effect economies that are particularly important to achieve prior to activation of the on-line system. This publication describes the materials and procedures employed to obtain catalog cards in an off-line mode. The manual discusses and illustrates the various types of punch cards used in the off-line system, and the information to be included on punch cards when a library requests catalog card production. (Related documents are LI 004 533 and 004 535.) (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Programs, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Technical Processes
Ohio State Univ. Libraries, Publications Committee, 1858 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.