The Shared Cataloging System of the Ohio College Library Center

Frederick G. Kilgour, Philip L. Long, Alan L. Landgraf, John A. Wyckoff


Development and implementation of an off-line catalog card production system and an on-line shared cataloging system are described. In off-line production, average cost per card for 529,893 catalog cards in finished form and alphabetized for filing was 6.57 cents. An account is given of system design and equipment selection for the on-line system. File organization and programs are described, and the on-line cataloging system is discussed. The system is easy to use, efficient, reliable, and cost beneficial.

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