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Harvard this summer took the first step toward computerization of its library system when it began using computers to keep track of acquistions by the University Library.

However, it may be a while before the students will be able to access reserve reading from their bedrooms.

Plans to computerize the card catalogue of Harvard's 10 million volumes are still on schedule, officials said, but no public target date for completion of the system has been set.

The Harvard Online Library Information System (HOLLIS) will "provide an online public catalogue in which items could be sought by title, author or subject and by combinations of these categories," according to an article by Pam Matz in the forthcoming issue of Harvard Librarian.

HOLLIS will also create immense savings in storage space and will give

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