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Conversion of bibliographic information to machine readable form using on-line computer terminals

Journal of library automation [December 1968]


Abstract: A description of the first six months of a project to convert to machine readable form the entire shelf list of the Libraries of the State University of New York at Buffalo. IBM DATATEXT, the on-line computer service which was used for the conversion, provided an upper- and lower-case typewriter which transmitted data to disk storage of a digital computer. Output was a magnetic tape containing bibliographic information tagged in a modified MARC I format. Typists performed all tagging at the console. All information except diacriticals and non-Roman alphabets was converted. Direct costs for the first six months were $.55 per title.

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Publication Year:1968
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 1 Number 04
Issue:December 1968
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: IBM Corporation
Products: DATATEXT
Libraries: State University of New York -- Buffalo
Record Number:1975
Last Update:2023-11-14 22:45:52
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00