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Initial system design for the Ohio College Library Center: A case history

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Title: Initial system design for the Ohio College Library Center: A case history
Author(s): Kilgour, Frederick G.
Subject(s): Ohio College Library Center OCLC
Abstract: Incorporation of the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) as a not for- profit corporation occurred on July 6, 1967. As expressed in the Article of Incorporation, the purpose of the corporation is "to establish, maintain and operate a computerized, regional library center to serve the academic libraries of Ohio (both state and private) and designed so as to become a part of any national electronic network for bibliographical communication."/The director of the Center took up his duties in Columbus in early September and spent most of the next two months consummating legal organization. System design was initiated, however, during this period, and following OCLC formal organization meetings at the end of October, system design became the main order of business. This article narrates the development of the design of a computerized regional library system in the early months of the Center's existence. As a case history, the paper contains early efforts and diagnosis; at this writing it is too early for prognosis.
Issue Date: 1968
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Carroll, D.E.(ed). 1968 Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 79-88.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (6th : 1968)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/827
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Copyright 1968 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-07
 

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