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Cost comparison of computer versus manual catalog maintenance

Journal of library automation [September 1968]

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Copyright (c) 1968 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: Is a computer assisted catalog less expensive than its manual counterpart? A method for comparing the two was developed and applied to historical data from the Orange County Public Library. Comparative costs obtained were $.89 per entry for computer assisted catalog maintenance versus $1.71 for manual maintenance.


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Publication Year:1968
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 1 Number 3
Issue:September 1968
Page(s):159-177
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Libraries: Orange County Public Library
Subject: Automation costs
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:1972
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00