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An interactive computer-based circulation system: design and development

Journal of library automation [March 1972]


Abstract: An on-line computer-based circulation control system has been installed at the Northwestern University library. Features of the system include self-service book charge, remote terminal inquiry and update, and automatic production of notices for call-ins and books available. Fine notices are also prepared daily and overdue notices weekly. Important considerations in the design of the system were to minimize costs of operation and to include technical services functions eventually. The system operates on a relatively small computer in a multiprogrammed mode.

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Publication Year:1972
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 01
Issue:March 1972
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Products: NOTIS
Libraries: Northwestern University
Subject: Circulation Systems
Record Number:2035
Last Update:2024-05-24 15:13:07
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00