MECHANIZATION STUDY OF THE U. S. ARMY NATICK LABORATORIES TECHNICAL LIBRARY, NATICK, MASS
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BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH BETHESDA MD
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The Library at the Natick Laboratories uses EAM punched card storing techniques in circulation control and in the generation of master holdings lists of periodicals and journals, subscription renewal, binding lists, and a current titles checklist. The EAM punched cards are also being applied to a survey of title usage. A Flexowriter tape is used to produce catalog cards. Also in process is the subject indexing of the Laboratories notebooks on EAM cards. Under the Army Technical Library Improvement Study, the Natick Library has been assigned resposibility for a pilot SDI study, matching new acquisitions against user profiles. This program will probably use the Laboratories GE 225 computer. Future plans call for the introduction of the Southern Illinois University system of circulation. Consideration is also being given to the introduction of a computer and the IBM 870 system which will greatly diminish the Librarys dependence on Naticks central computer section. Realization of these plans will depend upon the growth of the Librarys responsibilities, the addition of professionals to the Librarys staff, and available space within the Library for the necessary equipment.
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