ERIC Number: ED107280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Current and Retrospective Sources of Machine Readable Monograph Cataloging Records; A Study of Their Potential Cost and Utility in Automated System Development at the University of Minnesota.
Grosch, Audrey N.
Alternative approaches to the building of monographic bibliography files for an on-line data management system using minicomputers at the University of Minnesota Libraries' Twin Cities Campus center are described. Secondary and primary sources of the Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) II records are considered--including Blackwell-North America, Information Dynamics Corporation, BIBNET, and the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC)--as potential sources of retrospective and current MARC II records. File overlap comparisons and a sample of the University of Minnesota Libraries, Twin Cities Campus Union Catalog are included. In addition, methods of partial retrospective conversion and costs of using other bibliographic files in machine readable form are presented--specifically the University of Chicago Library, the University of California at Berkeley, and the New York Public Library Research Libraries files. Cost-effectiveness analyses of the various alternatives are presented. (Author/DGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Univ. Libraries.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota