ERIC Number: ED108713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Design of an Automated Library Information Storage and Retrieval System for Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (DBPH). Final Report.
Systems Architects, Inc., Randolph, MA.
A practical system for producing a union catalog of titles in the collections of the Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (DBPH), its regional network, and related agencies from a machine-readable data base is presented. The DBPH organization and operations and the associated regional library network are analyzed. The major objectives of the proposed system are defined as improved bibliographic control over materials acquired by DBPH and the network libraries and improved management control. To meet these objectives, DBPH Bibliographic Information System design contains three subsystems: (1) an in-process system, (2) a union catalog system, and (3) a management information system. Hardware, software, and support requirements are assessed as part of a three-year plan for implementation. Appendixes include detailed work flow diagrams for current DBPH functions, a structured interview sheet used on site visits, and detailed calculations of production costs for the union catalog in book and microfiche form. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Blindness, Book Catalogs, Databases, Flow Charts, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Management Information Systems, Microfiche, National Libraries, Physical Disabilities, Regional Libraries, Union Catalogs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Authoring Institution: Systems Architects, Inc., Randolph, MA.