A collection of 15 essays written by librarians for librarians relating problems and successes in managing library automation. The contributors illustrate the key elements of forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for successful public, academic or specialized libraries. They specifically point to topics in local area networks, CD-ROM evolution, using technologies for cataloging, system migrating, and "how to survive without enough" time or money. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"Plato ("wide, broad-browed") (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC), was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the great trio of ancient Greeks, succeeding Socrates and preceding Aristotle, who between them laid the philosophical foundations of Western culture. Plato was also a mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Plato is widely believed to have been a student of Socrates, and to have been as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.
Plato's brilliance as a writer and thinker can be witnessed by reading his Socratic dialogues. Some of the dialogues, letters, and other works that are ascribed to him are considered spurious. Interestingly, although there is little question that Plato lectured at the Academy that he founded, the pedagogical function of his dialogues, if any, is not known with certainty. The dialogues have since Plato's time been used to teach a range of subjects, mostly including philosophy, logic, rhetoric, mathematics, and other subjects about which he wrote."