Planning Second Generation Automated Library Systems

Planning Second Generation Automated Library Systems

by Edwin Cortez, Tom Smorch, Tom Smorch
     
 

This guide focuses on the implementation and management of second-generation automated library systems. It advances knowledge of the field by describing the migration path of library automated systems. Specifically, the book is intended to give practical directions in procuring a replacement library automated system. As such, the text reviews new approaches to

Overview

This guide focuses on the implementation and management of second-generation automated library systems. It advances knowledge of the field by describing the migration path of library automated systems. Specifically, the book is intended to give practical directions in procuring a replacement library automated system. As such, the text reviews new approaches to library automation which rely on knowledge gained over the past two decades. In charting the procurement process, the book indicates how to migrate the library's database. It discusses state-of-the-art technology such as scanning and imaging devices, and provides descriptions and analyses of telecommunications and networking technology and issues.

This book is intended as an automation planning guide for librarians and library administrators. The book expands the subject to include special, public and academic libraries and takes into account the experience of those libraries which have already automated and are now considering migration to more powerful automated library systems. Special attention is given to integrated library systems and to innovative and still-emerging technologies which complement these systems. No other text exists that is written at a level that acknowledges the increased sophistication of librarians with automation.

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This text presumes a good familiarity with the functional and technical aspects of both the systems development cycle and library automation and expands knowledge on such topics as needs assessment, costing for automated systems, procurement techniques that include the preparation of procurement documents, and hardware software options for current library automated systems. For library systems analysts, library automation administrators, information managers, consultants, and advanced students specializing in library automation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313283611
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1993
Series:
The Greenwood Library Management Collection Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

EDWIN M. CORTEZ is an Associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

TOM SMORCH is a library automation supervisor in California.

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