The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Library offers a full range of library and information services to the Society's 42,000 members and the chemical community as a whole. Computers were first used in the Library in 1977 for online searching. In 1987, the cataloguing and circulation modules of the Data Trek automated library management system were installed and in mid‐1988 a Novell network with four workstations was set up. By mid‐1989, an OPAC was in place and the card catalogue was only used for pre‐1986 items. In 1990, serials management and acquisitions modules together with three more workstations were added to the network; a CD‐ROM player was also installed. The paper gives details of this and related development work and also how a total file server disc crash was dealt with in early 1991.
Hoey, P. (1992), "The Data Trek automated library management system in the Library of the Royal Society of Chemistry", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047101
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