ERIC Number: ED227852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
TRS-80 at the Maine State Library.
This report describes the applications and work flow of a TRS-80 microcomputer at the Maine State Library, and provides sample computer-generated records and programs used with the TRS-80. The machine was chosen for its price, availability, and compatibility with machines already in Maine's schools. It is used for mailing list management (with pre-packaged SCRIPSIT and PENCIL/PAL software); serials check-in (with PROFILE); production of printed book catalogs and union lists of serials (with SCRIPSIT); compilation of statistics (with VISICALC); and typing invoices (with an in-house program). Customized software has been written in-house to enhance many of the pre-packaged programs. The report notes that word processing is the single most important library application for microcomputers. Sample records, forms, and lists generated on the TRS-80 are presented, including for the sake of comparison, serials records produced with both pre-packaged and customized software. Also shown are copies of customized programs which enable the Maine State Library to print serials records, search their large print catalog for new titles, list the holdings of a single library from a union list of serials, and produce invoices covering online searching on the part of member libraries of the Maine Online Consortium. (ESR)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Library, Augusta.