ERIC Number: ED175467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
BALLOTS: Stanford University's Library Automation and Information Program, Status Report.
Stanford Univ., CA. BALLOTS Center.
This report reviews the goals, operating system, and development plans as of spring 1978 for the Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time-sharing System (BALLOTS) program, an online interactive library automation system developed by Stanford University in 1967. Five primary goals that will guide the operations and development activities of BALLOTS over the next several years are detailed, as well as two immediate objectives. The present BALLOTS system, which supports the technical processing activities of acquisition and cataloging in an integrated manner, is described in terms of services (which include searching, acquisitions, and cataloging), the character set, user support, cataloging standards, and system integrity. Major development projects of the BALLOTS Center for 1978 and 1979 are outlined, including the Network File System, the Authority Control System and Synchronous Communications System, Library Management Information Program, Book and Microform Catalog Interface, and Research and Development on Retrospective Conversion. A history of BALLOTS and a list of shared cataloging users in April 1978 are appended. (CWM)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Information Services, Information Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Online Systems, Program Descriptions, Shared Services
The Research Libraries Group, Inc., Stanford, California 94305 ($1.00, prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. BALLOTS Center.