ERIC Number: ED091006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Circulation System at the Weber State College Library.
Carpenter, G. Arthur; McFarland, Frank
Computerized Circulation Systems Series, v1 n2 1974
With the opening of its new library in 1965, the Weber State College Library implemented an automated circulation system. At present, the system is handled in batch process by the Data Processing Center's IBM 360/40. Machine readable badges are issued to each library patron. Each book of the general collection contains a machine readable book card. At present, the library has only one charge out station, equipped with a 357 Input Station, 374 Data Cartridge Reader, and a 026 Printing Card Punch. In order to charge out a book, the book card and user badge are inserted in the 357 Input Station, producing two transaction cards, one of which goes with the book. Three times weekly, the accumulations of charge and discharge cards are taken to the Data Processing Center for collection. Overdue notices and the accompanying overdue book report are produced biweekly. Provisions, including a manual backup system, are made for lost badges or cards, book holds, renewal procedures, and equipment failures. An addition to the library is under way, which may necessitate multiple charge out stations. It is anticipated that an on-line circulation system will be implemented when the new addition is completed. (SL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computers, Data Processing, Fines (Penalties), Library Automation, Library Circulation, Program Descriptions
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
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Authoring Institution: Library Automation Research and Consulting Association, Tempe, AZ.