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ERIC Number: ED087453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 7
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An Automated Media Scheduling and Circulation Control System.
Gunderson, James O.
The Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, located in Portland, Oregon, uses a computerized system to meet the catalog, circulation control, and management needs of its regional film library. The system's programs serve the four functions of: 1) creating and maintaining a film file; 2) developing a catalog; 3) booking film requests on a daily basis; and 4) generating monthly and year-to-date reports. The system is highly successful, for it efficiently schedules films for 70 buildings in 13 districts. Of the 60,000 requests for films in the 1972-73 school year, more than 90% were filled, despite the fact that the film library contains only one copy of most films (nearly 3100 different titles among its 3600 prints). Computerized scheduling allowed each print to be used 14.4 times annually and permitted each teaching station to utilize 37.1 films per year. (PB)
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon