ERIC Number: ED091005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Acquisitions Procedures at Tarrant County Junior College District.
Corbin, John, Ed.
Computerized Acquisitions Systems Series, v1 n2 1974
The computer-based procedures described in this report form the basis of book acquisitions performed by the Automation and Technical Services Division in serving the Learning Resources Centers of the multi-campus Tarrant County Junior College District. The procedures, which are off-line in a batch mode, have been operational since 1968. Since 1970 an IBM 360 Model 40 (256K, with three tape drives and eight dual-density disk drives) has been used. Five major operations are carried out: 1) At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Budget File, a tape record of each fund account used in acquisitions, is initialized. (2) Weekly processing is done on new book orders and on orders in various stages of completion. (3) A monthly budget report is built and printed for all fund accounts. (4) Maintenance is carried out on all the files. (5) Notices are sent to vendors for orders outstanding over 90 days. For each of these five operations, this report describes input required, files used, processing steps, and output. Illustrative materials are included in the appendix. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computers, Data Processing, Input Output, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Multicampus Districts, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges
The LARC Association, Inc., P. O. Box 27235, Tempe, Arizona 85282; LARC Press, Ltd., 105-117 W. Fourth Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61602
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library Automation Research and Consulting Association, Tempe, AZ.