ERIC Number: ED248901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
British Columbia Library Network. Final Report: Phase 1 Implementation.
MacDonald, R. W.
This report presents results from Phase 1 of the British Columbia Library Network (BCLN) Project, which included the installation and evaluation of a comprehensive library cataloging system using the University of Victoria Computing Center IBM 4341 computer. Evaluation included actual use of the system, performance and cost studies, feature and operational review, and the development of an implementation plan. The question of proceeding with BCLN to full implementation was considered in the light of several factors: the alternative of continuing with the present supplier (UTLAS); features and facilities in BLIS (the package system selected for the BCLN pilot) as compared with UTLAS; current and future financial and service options with a BCLN implementation; and budget implications for the participating libraries. Despite the interest in BCLN and its demonstrated feasibility, it was judged to be not possible to proceed to full implementation because it would require a financial commitment over an extended period that could not be considered within the current financial climate. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Library Network, Vancouver.