Broadus, Robert N.||Walther, LaVern
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Library Science
Library circulation and loans||Libraries--Automation
It was the purpose of this study to determine the need for a change in a changing system at the Northern Illinois University library, to examine automated circulation control systems which might be adopted for this library, and to recommend the particular automated system. If any, to be adopted. The routines of the present annual charging system at the NIU library are described in detail, and the effects upon the system of the increased circulation are presented. Automated systems in operation at other libraries are described. Estimated annual operating costs of the present manual system and of selected automated systems are presented, and it was found that an automated system operating on an "offline" basis would probably cost only a few thousand dollars more per year than the present manual system. The writer concluded by recommending the adoption of an off-line operation using an IBM 1030 or 357 data collection System.
Bowman, Lawrence James, "An investigation of some automated circulation control systems for the Northern Illinois University Library" (1967). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1364.
Northern Illinois University
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