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ERIC Number: ED087482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 43
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OCLC In Retrospect; A Review Of the Impact of the OCLC System On the Administration of a Large University Technical Services Operations.
Nitecki, Joseph Z.
The paper expresses the viewpoint of the author, based on his own two-year experience in supervising the use of the on-line Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) system in Temple University Library. The report contains a brief description of the formation of the Philadelphia Area Library Network (PALINET) and it lists some problems dealt with by PALINET's Operations Committee. A detailed description of the use of OCLC terminals in Temple University Library includes: 1) diagrams illustrating the procedures used in implementing the OCLC system; 2) a discussion of pros and cons of shared cataloging; and 3) mention of some processing problems. The statistical evaluation of the system is presented in a tabular form and it includes a comparison of manual and OCLC processing time, quantitative enumeration of types of material processed and some general costs estimates. The report also outlines some variations in the use of the OCLC system by participating PALINET Libraries. A list of some publications that might be of interest to the reader of the report is also included. (Author/CH)
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Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Univ. Libraries.