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MARC utilization in the University of Chicago Library bibliographic data processing system

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Title: MARC utilization in the University of Chicago Library bibliographic data processing system
Author(s): McGee, Robert S.; Miller, Robert C.
Subject(s): Machine readable bibliographic data MARC formats Libraries --Automation
Abstract: The University of Chicago Library bibliographic data processing system has been under development since July 1966, and has been in full production operation for ordering and cataloging functions since November 1968. The basic design concept is for an integrated file system in which a single machine-held record is created and maintained for each bibliographic item. Item records are variously processed for such products as acquisitions purchase orders, fiscal reports, catalog card sets, charge cards, and pocket labels. The system is built around an on-line master in-process file to which records and data can be variously entered as needed for ordering, order record update, cataloging, etc. At any time the master file contains records in many stages of completion; its current size is over 40,000 records. Altogether more than 100,000 complete machinereadable bibliographic records have been created through the system. These are stored in a historical file on magnetic tape, to which master file records are transferred when their processing is completed.
Issue Date: 1970
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In MARC uses and users : papers presented at the 1970 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, April 26-29, 1970, ed. Kathryn L. Henderson. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 78-97.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (8th : 1970)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/859
ISBN: 0-87845-019-X
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Copyright 1971 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-08
 

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