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ERIC Number: ED234777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Computer-Based Library System: LCDF - Library Collection Distribution Formulas.
Kurkul, Donna Lee
LCDF (Library Collection Distribution Formulas) is a modular, interactive, user-friendly applications and instructional software package designed to help librarians determine the placement and calculate the distribution of book collections and book sequences in a library, prior to physical collection movement. LCDF is written in UCSD (University of California at San Diego) Standard Pascal and will run on any mainframe or microcomputer with a Pascal compiler or a P-system (P-code interpreter). The package's four modules are used to enter data for current and new book stack shelf configurations, to perform a feasibility of options study, and to calculate collection sequence placement. There is also the capability of automatic charting and revision of charted data. Program documentation is self-contained and can be accessed online or printed at the user's option. The program was validated by comparison with the manual calculations made prior to the movement of a 683,000-volume academic library. The advantages of using LCDF include its ability to save time, produce accurate results, and provide printed copies of charts and calculation results. This thesis describes the development and evaluation of LCDF and presents a draft version of the LCDF user manual, a sample run of the LCDF program, sample results, and a 10-item bibliography. (ESR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A