Introduction to Automation for Librarians / Edition 3

Introduction to Automation for Librarians / Edition 3

by William Saffady
     
 

ISBN-10: 0838906281

ISBN-13: 9780838906286

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: American Library Association

In this complete update of his classic text, author and automation expert William Saffady once again performs the vital function of surveying the types of technology used in libraries and discussing the library applications available to staff and patrons. Library managers, new librarians, students, and instructors in library and information science programs will

Overview

In this complete update of his classic text, author and automation expert William Saffady once again performs the vital function of surveying the types of technology used in libraries and discussing the library applications available to staff and patrons. Library managers, new librarians, students, and instructors in library and information science programs will benefit from the readable and complete profiles of library systems and practical applications.

Written in simple terms that even technophobes can understand, Introduction to Automation provides the keys to identifying the important characteristics of technology and understanding its many uses and applications. Divided in two parts, the book first thoroughly discusses the essential technologies, including:
-- Computer hardware, with emphasis on small computers
-- New developments in operating systems
-- Telecommunications and computer networking, including LANs, Internet, Intranet, and extranets
-- Technologies such as video, faxes, and micrographics

Part 2 evaluates various library applications of technology, including:
-- Automated cataloging systems, bibliographic utilities, and CD-ROM support products
-- Integrated library systems and technical services functions
-- Computer based reference services

Librarians need to be up to date in the many uses of library automation in order to allocate resources, make staffing decisions, and provide services to patrons. Introduction to Automation for Librarians, Fourth Edition is the best introductory guide to what's hot in library technology and how it's used.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838906286
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.09(d)

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