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ERIC Number: ED112859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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. Revised Edition.
Grosch, Audrey N.
A discussion of alternatives and costs for building monographic bibliographic files for an on-line management system using minicomputers at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Twin Cities Campus, considers secondary and primary sources of MARC II records, including BLACKWELL-North America, Information Dynamics Corporation BIBNET and Ohio College Library Center as potential sources of both retrospective and current MARC II records. Methods of partial retrospective conversion and the cost of using other bibliographic files in machine readable form are also examined. In-house conversion costs for an on-line minicomputer system are presented as derived on the system installed in the University's Bio-Medical Library. The findings presented indicate that (1) building and storing at least a partial MARC II file on-line, with the remainder on removable disc packs, would cost less than telecommunication from other sources, and (2) in-house retrospective conversion directly from catalog cards using the on-line minicomputer system would be less costly than using outside sources. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Univ. Libraries.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota