Conversion Plan for the Army Library, Pentagon.
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The Computer Technology Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine, has designed the circulation module of the Integrated Library System ILS. This module will be implemented at the Army Library, Pentagon. This document serves as the plan for conversion from the manual to the automated system. Although the plan is designed for the Army Library, the problems and the alternatives discussed are integral to the implementation of the ILS. The plan identifies three stages of conversion the initial phase of preparation before the system comes up, Phase 2 which outlines the day-to-day operations and Phase 3 or retrospective conversion. The day-to-day operations include registering patrons, checking out items without bar code labels, and checking-in serials. The retrospective conversion involves the creation of bibliographic records for items that have not been catalogued or that have not circulated. The objective of this last phase is to create an inventory of all items in the library. The flow charts of procedures in this document have been developed in conjunction with Army Library staff and are subject to modification as the plan is implemented. Author
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