Circulation systems past and present
Journal of library automation
Freedman, Maurice J
Abstract: A review of the development of circulation systems shows two areas of change. The librarian''s perception of circulation control has shifted from a broad service orientation to a narrow record-keeping approach and recently back again. The technological development of circulation systems has evolved from manual systems to the online systems of today. The trade-offs and deficiencies of earlier systems in relation to the comprehensive services made possible by the online computer are detailed.