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Title: A quantitative study of catalog use
Author(s): Lipetz, Ben-Ami
Subject(s): Library catalogs and users
Abstract: Among people who are concerned with the management of libraries, it is now almost universally accepted that the traditional manual card catalog must sooner or later be replaced by an on-line computerized catalog of some sort. This is accepted almost as an article of faith; there is almost never any questioning or disputing of its inevitability. I have no intention of questioning or disputing its inevitability in this paper; but there are questions regarding the computerizing of library catalogs which ought to, and indeed do, trouble conscientious library managers. These are the crucial questions of how to computerize and when to computerize. The work I will report on was prompted mainly by concern with these questions.
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: 42-49.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (7th : 1969)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/843
ISSN: 0069-4789
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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