On-Line and Back at S.F.U.

M. Sanderson


Simon Fraser University library began operation with an automated circulation system. After deliberation, it mounted the first phase of a two-phase online circulation system. A radically revised loan pol·icy caused the system design and assumptions to be called into question. A cheaper, simpler, and more effective off-line system eventually replaced the on-line system. The systems, fiscal, and administrative implications of this decision are reviewed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v6i2.5765


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