Library Information Systems / Edition 1

Library Information Systems / Edition 1

by Thomas Kochtanek, Joseph R. Matthews
     
 

This book will be well placed on the shelves of the many libraries faced with the complexities that information technology developments bring to the library. Giving a useful overview of library systems-from their history to current trends in the technology and marketplace that serve libraries-this book includes coverage of telecommunications, standards, planning,

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This book will be well placed on the shelves of the many libraries faced with the complexities that information technology developments bring to the library. Giving a useful overview of library systems-from their history to current trends in the technology and marketplace that serve libraries-this book includes coverage of telecommunications, standards, planning, managing technology in libraries, system selection, and more. Specifically designed for core units in library automation and information systems, this text gives students a comprehensive overview of one of the most critical areas of library operations, and enables them to take the lead in managing the complexities that information technology brings to the library. Giving important insight into library information systems-from their history to the latest technological trends and information about the marketplace that serves libraries-this book includes coverage of standards, planning, managing technology in libraries, system selection, an

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591580188
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/04/2002
Series:
Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1The Evolution of LIS and Enabling Technologies3
2The Library Information Systems Marketplace14
3Design of Integrated Library Systems29
4Open Systems50
5Telecommunications and Networks66
6Standards and Standards Organizations93
7Planning for Information Technology113
8Basic Technology Axioms129
9The Impact of Technology on Library Services136
10System Selection and Implementation156
11Usability of Systems187
12Managing Library Information Systems208
13Technology Trends229
14Digital Libraries239
Conclusions251
Glossary253
Index275

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