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Gifford, Roger

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Works: 1 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 38 library holdings
Classifications: Z699.4.O29, 025.21
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Most widely held works by Roger Gifford
Collection development analysis using OCLC archival tapes : final report by Glyn T Evans( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this project is to develop a set of computer programs to perform a variety of collection development analyses on the machine-readable cataloging (marc) records that are produced as a byproduct of use of the online cataloging subsystem of the Ohio College Library System (oclc), and made available through the oclc Distribution Tape Service. To test the programs, a tape of 32,138 oclc/marc records representing the combined online cataloging of four academic institutions over a 12-week period beginning January 10, 1977 are analyzed. The results are evaluated by the project advisory group composed of representatives from the four institutions, and the programs are evaluated by a program design consultant. The project demonstrates that valuable and important management information about a library collection development program can be derived from oclc/marc records. (Author)
 
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