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Automation of acquisitions at Parkland College: the library puts it to work

Journal of library automation [June 1972]

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Copyright (c) 1972 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of the automation of acquisitions functions at Parkland College. This system, utilizing batch processing, demonstrates that small libraries can develop and support large-scale automated systems at a reasonable cost. In operation since September 1971, it provides machine-generated purchase orders, multiple order cards, budget statements, overdue notices to vendors, and many cataloging by-products. The entire collection, print and nonprint, of the Learning Resource Center is being accumulated gradually into a machine-readable data base.


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Publication Year:1972
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 5 Number 2
Issue:June 1972
Page(s):118-136
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Libraries: Parkland College
Subject: Acquisitions -- online systems
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2046
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00