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Kochtanek and Matthews have produced a solid work on library information systems covering a wide range of technologies and management issues….Several degree programs have already indicated they are using this as a text in information and library science courses. It enables students and those already working in libraries to understand and work with the practicalities of choosing, implementing and running information systems in libraries….
The Australian Library Journal
Readers of this book will be exposed to the latest and most comprehensive treatment of library automation and human intervention. Not only will readers expand their technical knowlage, but also will develop sensitivity to opportunities that new technologies provide in reshaping bibliographic and information services for library users at all levels now and in the future.
Portal: Libraries and the Academy
Library Information Systems provides a very good overview of library automation, includes lots of context for decision-making, and does an excellent job of carefully explaining technical terminology. …this book is designed for use in a library and information science course. It would also be useful for a non-technical manager who assumes responsibilities for library information systems, or for the small library director seeking a broad context for information system decision-making.
Technical Services Quarterly
[a]n outstanding basis for understanding library information systems (LIS), covering a broad scope of conditions and issues concerning the adoption of technologies by libraries….a definitive resource for decision makers to consider. Very Good.
The glossary and definitions throughout the work provide a good core for learning to speak modern libraryese.