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The four major subsystems of OCLC's LS2000 are described. These include 1 multibranch circulation and online catalog searching, 2 online cataloging and authority file maintenance, 3 management report generation, and 4 system set up parameters that translate local library policy and customize the...
The Director of the Local Systems Division of OCLC reviews development activities since early 1983. The purpose of the division is reaffirmed within the context of OCLC's broad charter. The staff structure and the commitment to continuing software development are described.
The experiences of Five Colleges, Inc., a development and test site for OCLC's local system, are described. The initial response to and evaluation of the hardware and software, now operational at the local Five Colleges' site, are generally positive. Hopes for the future are expressed.
Word processing, one of the derivative benefits of the computer revolution, will have a profound impact on scholarship. To support scholarship, libraries should adopt productivity aids public access word processors, citation formatting software and public terminaltoportable microcomputer...
Three methods are employed to price and sell computer equipment computer pricing, hardware pricing and system pricing. System pricing includes a complete computer and support hardware system and a relatively complete software package. The advantages of system pricing are detailed. The author's...
With Faxon's INFOSERV, collection development librarians can use their personal computers or ASCII terminals to browse through a current, uptodate listing of serial titles published within the past three years. Developed on fourthgeneration software, INFOSERV is maintained as a userfriendly...
Designed and implemented through close cooperation by Geac technical personnel and New York University Library systems staff, the Bobst Local Area Network is described in detail. Owned by NYU, the LAN will support expanded communications potential and cost effective flexibility for relocating...
Literature related to enduser searching of online databases is cited and annotated. Questions such as the role of the librarianintermediary, the cost effectiveness of enduser searching, and the training of enduser searchers are addressed by the cited literature. Articles and conference papers...
Components and functions which comprise a computer, such as address registers and cycle time, are defined and described. Characteristics of 8, 16, and 32bit machines and the confusing use of multiple bitsize architecture in some computers are detailed. Appropriate applications for each bitsize...
Simultaneous Remote Searching SRS is a technique for slaving a remote terminal and performing an online bibliographic search at a remote site. SRS is especially valuable for rural libraries, hospital libraries, or offices, where a trained searcher is not available. Through SRS, online searches...
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