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Title:The ups, downs, and demise of a library circulation system
Author(s):Corey, James F.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Library circulation
Abstract:The automated circulation system discussed in this paper was in existence in the spring of 1978 when the fifteenth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was held. The system was not a failure in the sense that it never succeeded in becoming an operational system. It did become operational and had functioned in the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two and one-half years (from May 1976 to December 1978). The system was stopped because it was replaced by a larger computer system that could perform known item searching by author, title and author/title, in addition to performing circulation functions. The university agreed to replace the Undergraduate Library system with the larger system as part of the negotiations for hiring a new director of the University Library.
Issue Date:1978
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Problems and failures in library automation: Papers presented at the 1978 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 23-26, 1978, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 35-49.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (15th : 1978)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-30

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