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ERIC Number: ED139437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Output Microfilm (COM): An Alternative to Card Catalogs for SOLINET Members.
Cravey, Randall; And Others
The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) Committee on Computer Output Microfilm (COM) is drafting a plan for SOLINET's role in computer catalog production for member libraries. The primary purpose of this report is to record information on microfilm catalog production and utilization. The report presents alternative designs for SOLINET's role in microfilm catalog production. The supportive features of COM and cost justification are discussed, and descriptions are given for terminology in micrographics, library/data processing, and COM catalog production. Procedural flow charts and descriptions are provided in overviews of COM and COM catalog production processes. Additional aspects of COM catalog production considered are: (1) data base construction and maintenance; (2) local and commercial operations; and (3) microfilm systems and equipment. A description of the COM catalog at Georgia Institute of Technology, correspondence with companies, directories of COM systems service centers and vendor/service bureaus, and SOLINET retrospective conversion statistics are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Library Network, Inc., Atlanta, GA.