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Bell Laboratories' library real-time loan system (BELLREL)

Journal of library automation [June 1968]


Abstract: Bell Telephone Laboratories has established an on-line circulation system linking two terminals in each of its three largest libraries to a central computer. Objectives include improved service through computer pooling of collections, immediate reporting on publication availability or a borrower''s record, automatic reserve follow-up; reduced labor; and increased management information. Loans, returns, reserves and many queries are handled in real time. Input may be keyboard only or combined with card reading, to handle all publications with borrower present or absent. BELLREL is now being used for some 1500 transactions per day.

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Publication Year:1968
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 1 Number 02
Issue:June 1968
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Subject: IBM 369
Record Number:1970
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