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ERIC Number: ED157527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on the Future of the Cornell University Libraries Card Catalogs. Report #1: Recommendations and Future Agenda, Appendices.
Jebb, Marcia; And Others
A task force was set up in September 1975 to develop short and long range planning guidelines for decisions affecting future catalogs at Cornell University Libraries (CUL). This report presents summaries of studies by this group, focusing on developments at the Library of Congress and other research libraries; cost analysis, current status relating to size, bibliographic characteristics, department libraries, and automation at CUL; and the future, with the choices of maintaining an open-ended catalog, or closing the present catalog in 1980 when the Library of Congress (LC) plans to close its card catalogs and go to an online system. The task force recommends closing the present catalog in 1980 and using LC's MARC records and authority files to provide online access to the CUL collection. This would be only one component of an automated system that would manage acquisitions, serials, circulation, and reserve. The appendices include a list of goals; an inventory of catalogs at CUL; assessments of equipment and manpower needed to maintain the card catalogs; approximate costs of maintaining card catalogs through 1984; a card catalog use survey report; and a proposed plan for making the transition from the card catalog to the online computerized catalog. (Author/MBR)
Budget and Accounting Office, Cornell University Libraries, Ithaca, New York 14853 ($2.00, paper)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Univ. Libraries