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So Whats OLD Terry Ballard prompt again [without any error message] ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 locbib.cat cat Phoenix Public Library after issuing the command, the subdirec­ <CTRL>Z Phoenix, AZ 85004 tory has been created. Next you need to set up the batch Then, when you type GET 824, the commands that will feed your daily system will save your existing LOCBIB file When our new M310 Workstation arrived LOCBIB.CAT files into the new subdirec­ and reinstall the one from Aug. 24. It will in Sept. 1988, the NCR field engineer in­ tory. Change from the root directory to also boot the CAT ME. stalled the basic OCLC software and our the OCLC subdirectory [at the C:\ prompt, To complete the package, you'll need resident computer whiz installed a word type CD \OCLC], Then, at the DOS a command that reactivates your current processing program and some utilities on prompt (which should be C:\OCLC > — bib file after you've completed work on our hard disk. That left us with many again depending on whether your the old one. Type the following at the megabytes to work on. Some of us had AUTOEXEC file has a PROMPT SpSg "OCLC" DOS prompt been using the Cataloging Micro Enhancer command in it), type software with our M300 Workstations and copy con putback.bat copy con old bat del \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat we weren't even sure if it would work on ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat locbib.%1 ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.x locbib.cat the new machine. A quick call to OCLC copy \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT\OLD cat settled the issue of how to set up the ME del \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 <CTRL>Z on the hard disk, and within a few days <CTRL>Z we were convinced that the CAT ME was Depending on your needs, saving old to create a variable batch file that will al­ made for the hard disk environment all CAT ME records for a month may be low you to store edited records by typing enough. [Remember that records in the along. "old" followed by a three-digit code to in­ Online Union Catalog may have been en­ But first we had to settle the problem dicate the date. For instance, you could hanced or corrected since you first re­ of keeping each staff member's files save a file of records edited on Aug. 24 by trieved them. CIP records, in particular, separate, by making subdirectories contain­ typing OLD 824. The program will then are likely to have been replaced by full LC ing the OCLC and Micro Enhancer soft­ move your file to the OLD subdirectory MARC records. When you reprocess "old" ware for each of them. [See p.l 6 of the where it will be stored as LOCBIB.824. CAT ME records, SEND the fixed field. Aug. 1988 OCLC Micro for two other For double-digit months, we use letters in Since the Encoding Level is 8, an error methods, both of which use less disk the first position, so a file saved on the last message will be received for a CIP record space.] Then I embarked on a personal day of the year is LOCBIB.D31. that's been replaced by a full MARC mission to use the M310 Workstation to The records that we store this way record. SENDing the 040 field will ensure perform feats that we hadn't even are normally in the ME's "save" mode, that the record hasn't been enhanced or dreamed of on a diskette system. The first corrected in the interim. See pp. 5:20-5:21 that is, the ready indicator is N. Thus, of these was "OLD," a series of batch files (rev. 8805) in the Cataloging Micro En­ when we call up the problem record later, that allows us to save edited CAT ME rec­ we only change the command on the hancer Manual.] If you want to keep rec­ ords for later reuse. record we're after and the program ignores ords longer, I suggest you store them on a OLD was inspired by my supervisor all of the other records in the file during 1.2MB diskette. Type the following at the Dennis Hoogenboom, who saves edited batch processing. "OCLC" DOS prompt printouts in his office. If a problem comes At Phoenix Public Library, this is a up with one of them, he retrieves the copy con old2fIop.bat normal phase in our treatment of CAT ME printout and has the record edited cor­ copy \OCLC\DAT\OLD\locbib.%1 * a: records. At the suggestion of Dan Lee rectly. With the CAT ME on a hard disk, del \OCLC\DAT\OLD\locbib.%1* (Tempe Public Library) we process each we can take that process a step further by <CTRL>Z batch of records via the ME first using a retrieving a fully edited record, making At the DOS prompt, you may then logon number in the limited mode, which whatever change is necessary, and then type "old2fiop 4 " and the system will put causes the system to edit the records and running the correction. Moreover, we have- your LOCBIB files from April on the disk­ put them in the SAVE file so we can make near instant access to any record and we ette and delete them from the hard disk. labels and download the records to our need almost no physical storage space. We also use this system to store ME CLSI system. It also leaves the records in The entire system can be set up in a data that originated on our M300 Worksta­ the LOCBIB.CAT file in the "not ready" few minutes. These instructions are based tions. The following batch file will save a mode. on an M310 system with a 40MB hard disk file from an ME data disk If you decide to follow our proce­ and a 1.2MB diskette drive. copy con olda.bat dure, you'll also need a batch command First, go to the root directory [that is, ren a:locbib.cat locbib.%1 that retrieves records from whatever day at the C > prompt, whatever variation of it copy a:locbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT\OLD you specify. Type the following after the you have, type CD \] . You'll see a C:\ <CTRL>Z DOS prompt. [Be sure you're in the OCLC prompt, assuming your AUTOEXEC.BAT subdirectory. That is, the "OCLC" DOS More variations on this theme are pos­ file has a PROMPT SpSg command in it. prompt should be C:\OCLO.] sible but I assume that if you install these Now type MD \OCLC\DAT\OLD. (My ex­ files, you'll see how they work and can amples all use the OCLC subdirectory. The copy con get.bat create or adjust batch files to issue com­ same process works for any subdirectory ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat locbib.x mands appropriate to jou r situation. containing the CAT ME.) If you get the C-.\ copy \OCLC\DAT\OLD\!ocbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT 2 0 OCLC Micro Vol. 5, No. 2 April 1989 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png OCLC Micro Emerald Publishing

So Whats OLD

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Terry Ballard prompt again [without any error message] ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 locbib.cat cat Phoenix Public Library after issuing the command, the subdirec­ <CTRL>Z Phoenix, AZ 85004 tory has been created. Next you need to set up the batch Then, when you type GET 824, the commands that will feed your daily system will save your existing LOCBIB file When our new M310 Workstation arrived LOCBIB.CAT files into the new subdirec­ and reinstall the one from Aug. 24. It will in Sept. 1988, the NCR field engineer in­ tory. Change from the root directory to also boot the CAT ME. stalled the basic OCLC software and our the OCLC subdirectory [at the C:\ prompt, To complete the package, you'll need resident computer whiz installed a word type CD \OCLC], Then, at the DOS a command that reactivates your current processing program and some utilities on prompt (which should be C:\OCLC > — bib file after you've completed work on our hard disk. That left us with many again depending on whether your the old one. Type the following at the megabytes to work on. Some of us had AUTOEXEC file has a PROMPT SpSg "OCLC" DOS prompt been using the Cataloging Micro Enhancer command in it), type software with our M300 Workstations and copy con putback.bat copy con old bat del \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat we weren't even sure if it would work on ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat locbib.%1 ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.x locbib.cat the new machine. A quick call to OCLC copy \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT\OLD cat settled the issue of how to set up the ME del \OCLC\DAT\locbib.%1 <CTRL>Z on the hard disk, and within a few days <CTRL>Z we were convinced that the CAT ME was Depending on your needs, saving old to create a variable batch file that will al­ made for the hard disk environment all CAT ME records for a month may be low you to store edited records by typing enough. [Remember that records in the along. "old" followed by a three-digit code to in­ Online Union Catalog may have been en­ But first we had to settle the problem dicate the date. For instance, you could hanced or corrected since you first re­ of keeping each staff member's files save a file of records edited on Aug. 24 by trieved them. CIP records, in particular, separate, by making subdirectories contain­ typing OLD 824. The program will then are likely to have been replaced by full LC ing the OCLC and Micro Enhancer soft­ move your file to the OLD subdirectory MARC records. When you reprocess "old" ware for each of them. [See p.l 6 of the where it will be stored as LOCBIB.824. CAT ME records, SEND the fixed field. Aug. 1988 OCLC Micro for two other For double-digit months, we use letters in Since the Encoding Level is 8, an error methods, both of which use less disk the first position, so a file saved on the last message will be received for a CIP record space.] Then I embarked on a personal day of the year is LOCBIB.D31. that's been replaced by a full MARC mission to use the M310 Workstation to The records that we store this way record. SENDing the 040 field will ensure perform feats that we hadn't even are normally in the ME's "save" mode, that the record hasn't been enhanced or dreamed of on a diskette system. The first corrected in the interim. See pp. 5:20-5:21 that is, the ready indicator is N. Thus, of these was "OLD," a series of batch files (rev. 8805) in the Cataloging Micro En­ when we call up the problem record later, that allows us to save edited CAT ME rec­ we only change the command on the hancer Manual.] If you want to keep rec­ ords for later reuse. record we're after and the program ignores ords longer, I suggest you store them on a OLD was inspired by my supervisor all of the other records in the file during 1.2MB diskette. Type the following at the Dennis Hoogenboom, who saves edited batch processing. "OCLC" DOS prompt printouts in his office. If a problem comes At Phoenix Public Library, this is a up with one of them, he retrieves the copy con old2fIop.bat normal phase in our treatment of CAT ME printout and has the record edited cor­ copy \OCLC\DAT\OLD\locbib.%1 * a: records. At the suggestion of Dan Lee rectly. With the CAT ME on a hard disk, del \OCLC\DAT\OLD\locbib.%1* (Tempe Public Library) we process each we can take that process a step further by <CTRL>Z batch of records via the ME first using a retrieving a fully edited record, making At the DOS prompt, you may then logon number in the limited mode, which whatever change is necessary, and then type "old2fiop 4 " and the system will put causes the system to edit the records and running the correction. Moreover, we have- your LOCBIB files from April on the disk­ put them in the SAVE file so we can make near instant access to any record and we ette and delete them from the hard disk. labels and download the records to our need almost no physical storage space. We also use this system to store ME CLSI system. It also leaves the records in The entire system can be set up in a data that originated on our M300 Worksta­ the LOCBIB.CAT file in the "not ready" few minutes. These instructions are based tions. The following batch file will save a mode. on an M310 system with a 40MB hard disk file from an ME data disk If you decide to follow our proce­ and a 1.2MB diskette drive. copy con olda.bat dure, you'll also need a batch command First, go to the root directory [that is, ren a:locbib.cat locbib.%1 that retrieves records from whatever day at the C > prompt, whatever variation of it copy a:locbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT\OLD you specify. Type the following after the you have, type CD \] . You'll see a C:\ <CTRL>Z DOS prompt. [Be sure you're in the OCLC prompt, assuming your AUTOEXEC.BAT subdirectory. That is, the "OCLC" DOS More variations on this theme are pos­ file has a PROMPT SpSg command in it. prompt should be C:\OCLO.] sible but I assume that if you install these Now type MD \OCLC\DAT\OLD. (My ex­ files, you'll see how they work and can amples all use the OCLC subdirectory. The copy con get.bat create or adjust batch files to issue com­ same process works for any subdirectory ren \OCLC\DAT\locbib.cat locbib.x mands appropriate to jou r situation. containing the CAT ME.) If you get the C-.\ copy \OCLC\DAT\OLD\!ocbib.%1 \OCLC\DAT 2 0 OCLC Micro Vol. 5, No. 2 April 1989

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