centralized processing

What is centralized processing?

centralized processing meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The practice of concentrating in a single location all the functions involved in preparing materials for library use, as opposed to technical processing carried out at multiple locations within a library or library system. Centralization allows processing methods to be standardized, but increased efficiency may be offset by the cost of distributing materials to the units where they will be used.

 

reference: ABC-CLIO