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A model for cost comparison of automated cataloging systems

Journal of library automation [March 1978]


Copyright (c) 1978 Library Information and Technology Association

Abstract: A model to calculate the costs of automated cataloging systems is developed. The model is based on the use of cataloging copy found in a system''s data base. A system that provides acceptable cataloging copy for a high percentage of titles searched may afford economies by offering the option of trading higher-cost professional positions for para-professional positions. The costs derived by the model for two systems, OCLC and BALLOTS, are compared to the costs of an existing manual system.

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Publication Year:1978
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 11 Number 1
Issue:March 1978
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Products: BALLOTS
Record Number:2166
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
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