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Circulation control: off-line, on-line, or hybrid

Journal of library automation [March 1972]


Copyright (c) 1972 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: The requirements of a computer-aided circulation system are described. The characteristics of off-line systems are reviewed in the light of these requirements. On-line systems are then reviewed and their economic viability queried. A "hybrid" system (involving a dedicated mini-computer in the library, used in conjunction with a larger machine) appears to be more cost-effective than conventional on-line working.

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Publication Year:1972
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 1
Issue:March 1972
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Subject: Circulation Systems
Record Number:2039
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00