ERIC Number: ED093319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Acquisitions Systems at the Arkansas State University Library.
Taylor, Gerry M., Ed.
A description of computer procedures applied to an emerging university's book purchasing program is presented. The analysis includes a description of the system applied, the software employed, the precataloging routines involved, and both a preliminary cost analysis and current costs. Internal flow charting is included for both the in-library sequences and those used in the Data Processing Center. Personnel requirements for the program are discussed, and the interrelationship of professional librarians, library clerks, and Data Processing Center personnel is outlined. Relationships of the system to other library functions are indicated. The stress of the paper is on the simplicity of procedures involved. Three critical commentaries related to the systems are appended. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Programs, Computers, Costs, Data Processing, Information Systems, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Technical Processes, Library Technicians, Programing, Systems Analysis
LARC Press, Ltd., 105-117 W. Fourth Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61602
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library Automation Research and Consulting Association, Tempe, AZ.