Insider's Guide to Library Automation: Essays of Practical Experience
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Insider's Guide to Library Automation: Essays of Practical Experience

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ISBN-13:
9780313283659
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.1993
Seiten:
384
Autor:
John W. Head
Gewicht:
703 g
Format:
234x156x22 mm
Serie:
New Directions in Information
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

As libraries become automated, librarians will have to confront a new set of problems in their jobs. While other works examine the automation process, this volume offers case studies of the personal experiences of librarians who had to solve problems related to automation.
Part 1 Locally Developed Systems: Automating the American Medical Association Headquarters Library Catalogue - From Preliminary Decision-Making to Bring up our In-House System; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Locally Developed Automated Library System; Library Information Access System at Pennsylvania State University - a Migration Story; Library Automation - By Trial and Error; Backups and Alternatives; Library Automation on a Small Budget. Part 2 Selecting, Buying, and Installing Automation Systems: Selecting and Installing a Second System; Non-Request for Proposal and Library Wide - One Approach to System Selection; Co-Ordinating a Library Automation Project; Life on the Bleeding Edge; Linking Automated Resources in the Public Library. Part 3 Co-Operative Systems: Implementing an Integrated Library System in a Shared Consortial Environment; a Square Peg in a Round Hole? a Community College Library's Experience as a Participant in a Co-Operative Integrated Automated System Shared with Public Libraries. Part 4 Database Maintenance and Conversion: Database Conversion - East Straoudsburg University's Experience; Data Conversion - the Emporia State University Experience; Cleaning Up and Reconciling an Installed Database of Machine Readable Cataloguing Records. Part 5 Management Concerns in Automation: the Library Automation Project - is it Ever Really Done?; Perspectives on Regional Library Networking - a Chief Executive Officer's Public and Personal Views; Authority Control in an Online Environment - a Consortium Approach; Computer Centre or Library Director - Is There a Choice?. Part 6 An Overview: Library Automation Technology.
As libraries become automated, librarians confront a new set of problems. This volume offers case studies of the experiences of librarians who had to solve problems related to automation. Topics discussed include the selection and installation of automation systems and database maintenance.