ERIC Number: ED175474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration of Multilibrary Services through BALLOTS Network: Final Report of the BALLOTS Center to the California State Library on Contract Activities from October 1, 1974 to June 30, 1978.
Stanford Univ., CA. BALLOTS Center.
This narrative report relates the activities of the Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time-sharing System (BALLOTS) program at Stanford University for the original contract period and extensions, during which time the original single-user system was transformed into an automated network of libraries across the country. These libraries share their online processing and cataloging activities, accessing the system in either of two communications modes. The impact of the California State Library contract on BALLOTS is discussed, and reactions to BALLOTS from some public libraries are included. (CWM)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Information Services, Information Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Networks, Library Technical Processes, Program Descriptions, Shared Services
The Research Libraries Group, Inc., Stanford, California 94305 ($1.00, prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Library, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. BALLOTS Center.