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ERIC Number: ED140869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Bell Laboratories Book Acquisition, Accounting and Cataloging System (BELLTIP).
Sipfle, William K.
BELLTIP is an on-line library processing system concerned with book acquisitions, cataloging, and financial accounting for a newwork of 26 technical libraries. At its center is an interactively updated and queried set of files concerned with all items currently in process. Principal products include all purchase orders, claims, and cancellations; receiving and invoicing reports; catalogers' work-sheets and proofsheets; in process listings; and a variety of management and user reports. The system also supports the data base for an on-line circulation system (BELLREL) and a photocomposed printed book catalog. Operational since the beginning of 1972, BELLTIP provides a number of advantages over the previous manual system. These include faster processing of orders, better information about orders in process, automatic handling of routine processes, elimination of redundant record transcriptions, and better management information. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bell Telephone Labs., Inc., Murray Hill, NJ.