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Title: Systems Design for a Minicomputer-Based Library Data Management System
Author(s): Lourey, Eugene D.
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Minicomputers --Library applications Systems design practitioner experience
Abstract: In the past, most automated systems employed large, general purpose processors, or very specialized applications software, usually both. An approach employing either method does not support library automation in any but the largest and best-financed libraries. Smaller libraries must either affiliate with these larger libraries or share equipment with nonlibrary applications. In either case, processing methodologies, standards and equipment decisions are made outside the affected library by persons unfamiliar with their requirements. Current technology and pricing make this approach to library automation unnecessarily restrictive to individual libraries and unnecessarily expensive for the library community. Equipment selected for its suitability in library-type problems combined with generalized data management software designed for library applications will make dedicated, self-contained systems cost effective for most libraries.
Issue Date: 1974
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Applications of minicomputers to library and related problems : papers presented at the 1974 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 28-May 1, 1974, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 181-190.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (11th : 1974)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-041-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1974.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-12

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