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Title:Criteria for design of an on-line acquisitions system at Washington State University Library
Author(s):Burgess, Thomas K.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library aquisition systems
Abstract:The University Library became deeply involved in automation in 1967. Prior to that time they had dabbled in some machine processing of acquisitions data. The Library's decision to move more heavily into automation resulted initially from growing faculty concern over the continued splintering of both the collection and the location of materials on the campus. Although there is one consolidated catalog for the campus, the serial records information is fragmented between the three divisional libraries. The second reason for moving towards automation was because existing services within the Library were breaking down due to the increased volume of materials being received by the Library. The Library's budget had been steadily expanding, and there had been a corresponding increase in the collection of materials. The systems operated by the Library were thus becoming saturated and increasingly less effective. These systems included both manual systems and semi-automated machine processing systems. It was at this point in 1967 that the position of systems analyst was created on the Library staff, and I assumed that position. We were installing the 360 model 67 in that year and looking forward to time-sharing systems for the total campus environment in the near future.
Issue Date:1969
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Proceedings of the 1969 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, ed. Dewey E. Carroll. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 50-66.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (7th : 1969)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1969 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-08

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