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Copyright (c) 1982 R. R. Bowker and Company

Abstract: The library had previously implemented a circulation system based on equipment supplied by Mohawk Data Sciences. This punch card-based system was implemented in 1977 and failed to work satisfactorily. CLSI, DataPhase, and Geac were considered. Geac was selected in November 1979. The library''s circulation collection consisted of about 856,000 records. A major barcoding project was organized and was accomplished over a 9-day spring break period. A link between OCLC and the Geac system was designed and implemented. Hardware for the system consisted of a Geac 8000 computer, a Kennedy 9-track tape drive, 2 300MB disk drives, and 20 terminals. Source code for the software was provided. The system uses several programming languages created by Geac: ZOPEL for batch programs, HUGO for online systems, and GLUG for library-written programs. [University of Arizona now uses an Innopac system.]

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Chapter
Language English
Published in: Library automation : five case studies. Freedman, Maurice J (ed)
Publisher:R. R. Bowker and Company
Company: Mohawk Data Sciences
Libraries: University of Arizona
Subject: Circulation Systems
Record Number:3020
Last Update:2015-05-25 14:51:00
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00