On-line serials systems at Laval University Library
Journal of library automation
de Varennes, Rosario
Copyright (c) 1970 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: Description of a system, operational since June 1968, that provides control of all serials holding in nine campus libraries, permits updating of the complete file every two or three days, and procedures various outputs for libraries staff from data in variable fields on disks (listings, statistics, etc.). The programs, presently operating on an IBM 360/ 50 and utilizing an IBM 2314 disk-storage facility and three IBM 226 CRT terminals, is written in IBM System/360 Operating System Assembler Language and in PL/I; it could encompass a file of no more than 10 million records of variable length limited to 127/255 characters and sub divided in 25 or fewer.