danforth at tiac.net
Thu Dec 11 17:48:40 EST 1997
I used ProCite as a database for a small library. We purchased the LC cd
roms from which i pulled my marc records, and then uploaded them into
ProCite. This provided a nice tool to use for searching.
ProCite now has a windows version I am told. When I used it, we were
operating with the DOS version.
We had perhaps 900 items in the collection. For circulation, we had cards
that people signed and left in a box in the library. Perhaps a dozen items
were circulating at one time.
At 11:42 AM 12/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Not a web question, but maybe someone's done this before.
>I'm volunteering to reorganize and revitalize a tiny fine
>arts library collection at a non-profit agency. About
>2000 volumes, mostly musical scores and books. About half
>the collection has been cataloged in LC.
>I would like to computerize collection access, but we don't
>need and can't afford a full-fledged automated system. I
>was thinking a good database for searching and then still
>used a manual card check-out system. Is there a database
>that can be set up to accept Marc fields which could be
>dumped at a later date into another automated system, or
>would we have to start from scratch?
>Since I'm doing this as a volunteer, I'm expecting a lot of
>time to elapse before the whole project is done.
>Thanks for the input.
>Mentor Public Library
>kk at harbocom.net
Isabel L. Danforth Reference Librarian, Wethersfield Public Library
danforth at tiac.net Coordinator of Librarians' Online Support Team
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