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ERIC Number: ED313048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 8
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In-Process Items on LCS.
Russell, Thyra K.
Morris Library at Southern Illinois University computerized its technical processes using the Library Computer System (LCS), which was implemented in the library to streamline order processing by: (1) providing up-to-date online files to track in-process items; (2) encouraging quick, efficient accessing of information; (3) reducing manual files; and (4) assisting with and order preparation. It functions primarily as a circulation system, providing short bibliographic records (i.e., main entry, title, place of publication, and date) and complete holdings and circulation information for all titles. Programs are written in a detailed language similar to PL/1 and BASIC, and are executed in SUPERWYLBUR, an interactive operating system that allows for the submission of batch jobs as well as interactive macros or programs. Although LCS does not provide many features of a truly automated system (e.g., order presentation, invoice processing, voucher preparation, and fund accounting), it does have advantages over manual files. Examples are shown of "make.orders" and "print.slips" programs used to keep track of and print ordering records of approval titles. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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