Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals / Edition 2

Systems Analysis for Librarians and Information Professionals / Edition 2

by Margaret Nakamura, Larry Osborne
     
 

ISBN-10: 156308693X

ISBN-13: 9781563086939

Pub. Date: 04/03/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Rational and methodical, systems analysis has been used successfully by business, industry, and research organizations. This new edition employs basic elements from the business world to show users how to apply systems analysis effectively to any library setting. Updating Osborne and Nakamura's previous work, the book fills a tremendous need in the field. It

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Rational and methodical, systems analysis has been used successfully by business, industry, and research organizations. This new edition employs basic elements from the business world to show users how to apply systems analysis effectively to any library setting. Updating Osborne and Nakamura's previous work, the book fills a tremendous need in the field. It introduces readers to the steps in the process-from identifying and defining problems and collecting and analyzing data to selecting strategies for implementation and proof of the systems. The limitations of systems analysis, an overview of the rationale for applying it to problem situations, and many real-life examples illustrate the principles. A new chapter on object-oriented techniques, additional idea-generating techniques, and the inclusion of case studies invites readers to put these principles into practice. Practical and easy-to-read, this work will benefit students of information studies as well as professionals in the field, particul

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563086939
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/03/2000
Series:
Library and Information Science Text Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Systems Analysis

Chapter 2: The Historical Development of Systems Analysis

Chapter 3: The Human Element

Chapter 4: Identifying and Defining Problems

Chapter 5: Collecting Data

Chapter 6: Analyzing and Displaying Data in Flowcharts

Chapter 7: Designing Data Flow Diagrams

Chapter 8: Using Other Array Methods

Chapter 9: Object-Oriented Techniques

Chapter 10: Designing the System

Chapter 11: Presenting the System

Chapter 12: Selecting the System

Chapter 13: Managing a Project

Chapter 14: Proving the System

Chapter 15: Strategies for Implementation

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