MARCIVE: a cooperative automated library system
Journal of library automation
Bowden, Virginia M~Miller, Ruby B
Copyright (c) 1974 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: The MARCIVE Library System is a batch computer system utilizing both the MARC tapes and local cataloging to provide catalog cards, book catalogs, and selective bibliographies for five academic libraries in San Antonio, Texas. The development of the system is traced and present procedures are described. Batch retrieval from the MARC records plus the modification of these records costs less than twenty cents per title. Computer costs for retrieval, modification, and card production average sixty-six cents per title, between seven and ten cents per card. The attributes and limitations of the MARCIVE system are compared with those of the OCLC system.