Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Broadus, Robert N.||Walther, LaVern

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Library Science

LCSH

Library circulation and loans||Libraries--Automation

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

96 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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