Cost Comparison of Computer Versus Manual Catalog Maintenance

  • John C. Kountz County of Orange Public Library

Abstract

Is a computer assisted catalog system less expensive than its manual counterpart? A method for comparing the two was developed and applied to historical data from the Orange County Public Library. Comparative costs obtained were $.89 per entry for computer assisted catalog maintenance versus $1.71 for manual maintenance.

 

Published
1968-08-31
How to Cite
Kountz, J. C. (1968). Cost Comparison of Computer Versus Manual Catalog Maintenance. Information Technology and Libraries, 1(3), 159-177. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v1i3.2932