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Circulation systems past and present

Journal of library automation [December 1981]


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.

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Publication Year:1981
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 14 Number 04
Issue:December 1981
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Subject: Circulation Systems
Library automation -- historical development
Record Number:2297
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