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ERIC Number: ED104379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 22
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A Comparison of a Manual Library Reclassification Project with a Computer Automated Library Reclassification Project.
Wheelbarger, Johnny J.; Clouse, R. Wilburn
An automated project for converting a library collection from Dewey Decimal to Library of Congress classification was compared with a manual reclassification project. The Joint University Libraries (JUL) of Vanderbilt University, George Peabody College for Teachers, and Scarrit College served as an example of manual reclassification. The JUL project processed 260,703 volumes, less then half of the total collection, in six years. Automated reclassification was studied at Western Kentucky University. In that project, a computer was used to maintain a master file and to print working lists, author-title book catalogs, labels, pockets, and circulation cards. An automated circulation system was developed as a by-product of the reclassification project. The project was finished in two years, having processed 390,000 volumes. Comparative cost data was not available for study. Nine suggestions from JUL for manual reclassification projects are included. (PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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