Automation of Acquisitions at Parkland College

  • Ruth C. Carter


This paper presents a case study of the automation of acquisitions functions at Parkland College. This system, utilizing batch processing, demonstrates that small libraries can develop and support large-scale automated systems at a reasonable cost. In operation since September 1971, it provides machine-generated purchase orders, multiple order cards, budget statements, overdue notices to vendors, and many cataloging by-products. The entire collection, print and nonprint, of the Learning Resource Center is being accumulated gradually into a machine-readable data base.

How to Cite
Carter, R. C. (1972). Automation of Acquisitions at Parkland College. Information Technology and Libraries, 5(2), 118-036.