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A book catalog at Stanford

Journal of library automation [March 1968]


Abstract: Description of a system for the production of a book catalog for an undergraduate library, using an IBM 1401 computer (12K storage, 4 tape drives), an expanded print chain on the 1403 printer, and an 029 card punch for input. Described are the conversion of cataloging information into machine readable form, the machine record produced, the computer programs employed, and printing of the catalog. The catalog, issued annually, is in three parts: an author & title catalog, a subject catalog, and a shelf list. Cumulative supplements are issued quarterly. A central idea in the depiction of entries in the catalog is the abandonment of the main entry concept. The alphabetical arrangement of entries is discussed: sort keys employed, filing order observed, symbols employed to alter this order, and problems encountered. Cost factors involved in the preparation of the catalog are summarized.

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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:J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library
Libraries: Stanford University
Subject: IBM 4101
Record Number:1963
Last Update:2023-11-14 15:57:02
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00