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Title:The economics of automated circulation
Author(s):Thorson, A. Robert
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Libraries --Economics
Library science --Data processing
Library circulation
Abstract:The title of this presentation is listed in the official program as "The Economics of Automated Circulation." A more accurate title might be "The Economics of Automated Circulation the OSU Experience."Theadded subtitle is important because it is my intent to limit discussion to cost factors involved with the development and maintenance of LCS at The Ohio State University (OSU). LCS originally stood for Library Circulation System, but has subsequently come to mean Library Control System. The purpose of this paper is not to justify the sizable monetary expenditures which were, and are, necessary to develop and maintain LCS, but rather to state as accurately as possible how much the system costs (both historically and currently), and to describe the benefits OSU library patrons and library administrators are receiving from the system.
Issue Date:1976
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In The economics of library automation : papers presented at the 1976 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 25-28, 1976, ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 28-47.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (13th : 1976)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1977.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-30

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