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Works: 73 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 514 library holdings
Classifications: Z699.4.B17, 025.0202854
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Ballots newsletter by BALLOTS Project( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A user's view of BALLOTS by A. H Epstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballots (Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time-sharing System) is an on-line interactive library automation system that supports the acquisition and cataloging functions of the Stanford University Libraries' technical processing operations. The ballots system is being implemented in a series of 11 modules. This paper describes the first module, ballots-marc, or simply the marc module, and various aspects of system hardware and software as they pertain to this module. The marc module supports the production of purchase orders, catalog card sets, spine labels, and several types of file slips and management reports. An on-line marc file stored on disk is updated from the weekly Library of Congress marc tapes. Several indexes are maintained in the file in order to support extensive on-line interactive file searching. One way of describing ballots is to explain how the system looks to the user and how it is used in normal day-to-day library operations. A typical book cycle will be traced in the examples that follow. (Other documents on ballots are available as ed 038 153, 044 049, 049 786, and 060 883.) (Author)
BALLOTS : Stanford University's Library Automation and Information Program : status report : April 1978 by Stanford University( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

System SCOPE for library automation and generalized information storage and retrieval at Stanford University by Stanford University( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of a manual-automated system serving the 40 libraries and the teaching and research community of Stanford University is defined. Also defined are the library operations to be supported and the bibliographic information storage and retrieval capabilities to be provided in the system. Two major projects have been working jointly on library automation and information retrieval since 1968. One is the Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations on a Time-sharing System (ballots) funded by the Office of Education and the other is the Stanford Physics Information Retrieval System (spires), funded by the National Science Foundation. The creation of a production system for library automation (ballots ii) and generalized information storage and retrieval (spires ii) requires the continuation of a comprehensive system development process. This process has six phases: (1) preliminary analysis, (2) detailed analysis, (3) general design, (4) detailed design, (5) implementation and (6) installation. The document represents the main output of the preliminary analysis phase encompassing the definition of goals, description of the user environment, analysis of the existing system, selection of the system scope and establishment of gross technical feasibility of the selected first implementation scope. Included is a 20-page glossary of information science terminology. (Mf)
An annotated list of Ballots publications by BALLOTS Project( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.37 for Supplement ... to 0.86 for Fortschrit ...)

Alternative Names

BALLOTS Project Stanford, Calif

BALLOTS Project (Stanford University)

Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations Using a Time-sharing System

Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations Using a Time-sharing System (Project)

Center for information processing Stanford, Calif. Ballots center


Project BALLOTS Stanford, Calif

Stanford University BALLOTS Project

Stanford University Project BALLOTS

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German (1)