Shawnee Mission's On-Line Cataloging System

  • Ellen Wasby Miller
  • B. J. Hodges


An on-line cataloging pilot project for two elementary schools is discussed. The system components are 2740 terminals, upper-lower-case input, IBM's FASTER generalized software package, and usual cards/labels output. Reasons for choosing FASTER, software and hardware features, operating procedures, system performance and costs are detailed. Future expansion to cataloging 100,000 annual K-12 acquisitions, on-line circulation, retrospective conversion, and union book catalogs is set forth.

How to Cite
Miller, E. W., & Hodges, B. J. (1971). Shawnee Mission’s On-Line Cataloging System. Information Technology and Libraries, 4(1), 13-26.