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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.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v14i4.5306

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