ERIC Number: ED190095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
The IBM System 7 On-Line Circulation System at Slippery Rock State College.
Wood, Richard J.
This article describes and evalutes the IBM System 7 automated circulation system in use at Slippery Rock State College Library since 1973. Background information is furnished on the library and its locale as well as the general rationale and objectives for automated circulation systems. The presentation of the IBM S/7 includes (1) reasons for its selection; (2) transaction descriptions of charge, discharge, reserve, manual operations, and override; (3) descriptions of reports and lists such as daily circulation, overdue, fines, statistical summaries, and special printouts; (4) descriptions of hardware and software; (5) historical developments; (6) evaluation of the system and its components; (7) enumeration of system problems; (8) considerations for future development; and (9) costs. This seven-year review serves to summarize a stage in automated library systems. Appendices provide details of operating features, statistical data, reports, and sample forms. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Slippery Rock State Coll., PA.