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One of the more powerful features of MSDOS microcomputers such as the IBM PC and the OCLC M300 Workstation is the ability to create and run a special type of program called a batch file. Although fully documented in the DOS manual, batch files remain poorly understood by many users. This is too...
I don't mind the role of the heretic, and as I sit here at my Fat Mac pounding out the May copy I feel sorry for you all with your stickered PCs. I never knew how good it could be until this came around my Apple IIc, only eighteen inches away, does little now except run the software for the...
The following article appeared in the Mar. 22, 1985 edition of Seafirst News, the staff publication of Seafirst Corp., the largest financial institution in the Pacific Northwest. The OCLC Pacific office is in the bank building in Seattle and the Seafirst Seattle First National Bank library is an...
Individual numbers of a serial title that are monographic in nature are sent to the Catalog Dept. for cataloging as analytics. Our Cataloging Micro Enhancer process works well with the analytics cataloging procedure since label production isn't required for analytics. The process also allows a...
Our library was one of the first to receive an M300 Workstation, in late March 1984. We realized that we were in some respects venturing into new territory but, with the assistance of SUNY OCLC network staff and generous help from the college's computer center, we forged ahead, solving problems...
When Texas A&M University Libraryagreed to be a test site for the M300 Keymap and SaveScreen enhancements, one of our objectives, besides testing these programs, was to download financial information from the OCLC Acquisitions Subsystem. We could then prepare financial reports without printing...
Have you been using dBASE II as a management tool in your library It's a popular database management tool for PC users because you can easily
Because we were a test site, we have been using the Cataloging Micro Enhancer software since September 1984. Our original goals were to test the software for OCLC and to look for ways to use our M300 Workstation to the best of its ability. Note that we have only one M300 Workstation, on a...
Our eagerly awaited M300 Workstation arrived in the fall of 1984 and was installed in the Reference Department, where it was to be used primarily for interlibrary loan. Once we had worked our way through the mysteries of diskettes, booting, DOS, and other arcane lingo, we were off and running....
Whether you are delighted with the prospect of learning about computers or have less noble motivations like necessity, perhaps the most challenging obstacle before you is computer jargon.
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