Circulation Systems Past and Present

  • Maurice J. Freedman

Abstract

A review of the development of circulation systems shows two areas of change. The librarian's perception of circulation control has shifted from a broad service orientation to a narrow record-keeping approach and recently back again. The technological development of circulation sys-tems has evolved from manual systems to the online systems of today. The trade-offs and deficiencies of earlier systems in relation to the comprehensive services made possible by the online computer are detailed.
Published
1981-01-01
How to Cite
Freedman, M. J. (1981). Circulation Systems Past and Present. Information Technology and Libraries, 14(4), 278-285. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v14i4.5306