ERIC Number: ED213408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Online Library Systems: Bringing Information to People.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.
OCLC is a computer network system providing an online union catalog and cataloging, interlibrary loan, serials control, name-address directory, acquisitions, and circulation control services to over 4000 user terminals linked together by dedicated leased telephone lines or by dial access systems. OCLC users have at their fingertips online files of bibliographic information about OCLC members, vendors, and other institutions. By typing simple commands on the terminal keyboard, users can retrieve needed information in seconds. The information appearing on the screen may be used repeatedly by institutions in the network system. Other features such as subject retrieval and patron access are in development. Together OCLC constitutes an online system that can support libraries in all 50 states and some foreign countries. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.