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There comes a time in the life of every serious microcomputer user when the disketteonly approach to data and program storage has to go. Perhaps your databases have grown beyond the capacity of a single diskette or you're tired of keeping track of which diskettes your communications software and...
Here are some things to think about if you're planning for system expansionperhaps for a local area network LANfor nonOCLC applications. If you expect to use SC350 or ACQ350 software, consult with your network office about hard drives and software for those applications.
I am pleased as cider that OCLC Micro is broadening its focus to address some needs of the fruit e.g., Apple using world. I'd like to start off with some comments on checking your drive speed and then move on to oft forgotten, but absolutely necessary software.
OCLC has added UK MARC records created since Jan. 1984 by the British Library to the Online Union Catalog. These records don't replace, nor will they be replaced by, records created by the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine.
Does your printer work fine with OCLC but not with other software, or vice versa To help you understand this situation, let's examine how various software packages send output to a printer.
Every librarian dreams of a fullfunction, integrated library automation system arriving in a neatly packaged, turnkey system from a single vendor who will cordially support all of the local library's unique requirements. It should be no surprise that such a system is not available at any price...
The Central Library of Los Angeles Public Library LAPL, with over 2 million cataloged books, subscriptions to over 6,500 periodicals, and countless uncataloged items, is a major information resource in southern California. Two subject departments in particularBusiness and Economics and Science...
Involving the people who will use new procedures daily in developing those procedures is an important aspect of getting the most out of any system. Who better than the daily users of a system to develop and try out new ideas
One of my responsibilities as an OCLC secretary is creating, editing, and filing various types and styles of paper documents. This routinely involves handling the work of up to ten people. At OCLC, computers are used to create, edit, and file these documents. In timesometimes just a few weeks,...
In the previous issue of OCLC Micro, I talked about some file naming conventions and other practices you can follow to help keep your files organized. As I pointed out, developing a method to help determine easily which file is the most current version and what its contents might be is no...
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