Library Technology Guides

Document Repository

Computer based acquisitions system at Texas A&I University

Journal of library automation [March 1968]


Abstract: In September 1966, a system was initiated at the University which provides for the use of automatically produced multiple orders and for the use of change cards to update order information on previously placed orders already on disk storage. The system is geared to an IBM 1620 Central Processing Unit (40K) which has processed a total of 10,222 order transactions the first year. It is believed that the system will lend itself to further development within its existing framework and that it will be capable of handling future work loads.

View Citation
Publication Year:1968
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 1 Number 01
Issue:March 1968
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Texas A&I University (Kingsville, TX) known earlier as South Texas State Teachers College, later as Texas College of Arts and Industries. The University had previously implemented automated circulation and serials control. Equipment used included the IBM 1620 central processing unit, IBM 1443 printer, IBM 1311 disk drive, IBM 548 card interpreter.
Libraries: Texas A&I University
Subject: Acquisitions systems
IBM 1620
Record Number:1962
Last Update:2024-05-15 19:47:04
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00