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Press Release: OCLC [April 1, 1984]

Copyright (c) 1984 OCLC

Abstract: OCLC issued its first LS/2000 Release Schedule in September 1983 and projected Release B would be available in July 19811. OCLC is pleased to announce that Release B was available in February 1984. In ad ii, a microcomputer—based circulation backup system, previously scheduled for January 1985, was available in February 1984.


OCLC issued its first LS/2000 Release Schedule in September 1983 and projected Release B would be available in July 19811. OCLC is pleased to announce that Release B was available in February 1984. In ad ii, a microcomputer—based circulation backup system, previously scheduled for January 1985, was available in February 1984. Release B—Available Now
(Previously scheduled for July 1984)

Automated Circulation Backup System

The circulation backup system records and stores fundamental circulation transactions should the main LS/2000 system, or communications to the main system, temporarily fail. When the main systems returns to normal operation, the backup system transmits to the main system those transactions performed while the main system was not available. OCLC offers a microcomputer system or a portable barcode reader as an option for this backup facility.

Serials Control—Level I

  • Stores copy—specific information about serials
Current Enhancements
  • Limits item searching in the online catalog to a particular location
  • Transfers items from one location to another and records "in-transit" status
  • Creates automatic cross-references from 87x fields
  • Enters bibliographic records directly online using workforms
  • Creates MARC tapes
  • Produces reports by item classification and/or patron category
Release C-July 1984
(Previously scheduled for January 1985)

Bibliographic Enhancements

  • For MARC compatibility, retains numeric subfields, supports diacritics and other special characters, and creates bibliographic indicator values
  • Provides copy-specific fields to record cost and classification type, creates copy—specific records from field 059, and supports a classified catalog through feature headings and filing suffixes

Multi-site Capabilities

  • Supports multiple barcode formats within the same LS/2000 system
  • Transfers records with multiple OCLC symbols (one per record) over the printer port
  • Indexes copy-specific call numbers
  • Creates consolidated bibliographic records in a union catalog

Reserve Book Room Management Features

  • Records materials loans in time increments from seconds to several days
  • Accesses materials by course title and/or number and instructor's name
  • Functions as part of the Circulation Subsystem for check in, check out, hold renew, etc.
  • Assigns items to an alternate or temporary location—including, but not limited to, a Reserve Book Room—for subsequent circulation to patrons

Circulation Enhancements

  • Provides specific item-availability status listings
  • Creates notices to patrons in the hold queue
  • Provides an enhanced fines and billing component

Releases for 1985

Serials Control—Level II

  • Predicts next issue for serials check in
  • Stores routing list information
  • Prints routing slips
  • Produces claims automatically
  • Supports inventory control

Acquisitions

  • Maintains an online vendor file
  • Creates single-title, multiple-title, and cumulative orders Online
  • Calculates discounts
  • Transmits orders to vendors
  • Processes fund accounting and claims

Materials Booking

  • Functions as an integral circulation activity
  • Achieves cost-effective management of audiovisual materials and special collections
  • Records reservations for materials, equipment, and facilities
  • Permits inquiry
  • Determines due dates
  • Prints patron notices
  • Creates picking lists
  • Compiles management reports

Report Writer

  • Permits libraries to define reports

Quarterly Releases

OCLC upgrades and enhances existing LS/2000 functions quarterly, based on its commitment to provide a quality product and to implement changes based on user recommendations/requests.

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Publication Year:1984
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 1, 1984
Publisher:OCLC
Place of Publication:Dublin, OH
Company: OCLC
Products: LS/2000
Subject: Product announcements
Record Number:8275
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00