ERIC Number: ED107208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Minicomputer as Front End Processor for an Automated Library System.
MacKinnon, R. J.; Schuegraf, Ernst J.
Because the cost of computers has decreased significantly in the last few years and their capabilities have increased significantly, a minicomputer is proposed as the front end processor for an automated library system of a medium sized library. The local library processor is to be connected to a larger computer which hosts the data base and executes tasks for which the computing power of the minicomputer is insufficient. The distribution of system modules between the two processors is investigated, and the library functions which can be locally processed are identified. The economic advantages offered by such a system are described, and the implications for a network of library processors are considered. References are included. (Author/KKC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Information Science (3rd, Quebec City, Quebec, May 1975)