JOLA Volume 8, Number 1, March 1975
The University of Chicago JRL 1000 Circulation Terminal consists of a hand-held light-pen scanner, a thirty-one-column alphanumeric printer, a custom-built electronics interface that permits optional use with a CRT/keyboard, a custom-built power supply, and a custom-built metal cabinet. The terminal was developed for use in an on-line circulation system that is being implemented as one of the applications of Chicago's Library Data Management System. This paper describes the JRL 1000's rationale and development, and related work with vendors to adapt and test bar-coded labels as book and borrowing identification.
The purposes of this paper are to explain what the CONSER Project is, to answer some of the questions that have been raised concerning it, and to make some general comments on the problems associated with this type of project. This paper will not attempt to review in detail the history and operational facets of the project since these are available elsewhere.
The library automation project at Stanford University is called BALLOTS (Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time-sharing System). BALLOTS is an on-line, interactive system that has been supporting the day-to-day acquisition and cataloging operations of the Stanford University Libraries since November 1972. This article describes the background and functional capabilities of the system and the hardware environment in which it operates. Line managers in the library who are responsible for running the BALLOTS system discuss its impact on library procedures and staff. Prospects for extending BALLOTS to network use are summarized.
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