The In-House Option

The In-House Option

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Taylor & Francis

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The In-House Option

Here is a timely book that expertly addresses the current impact of automation on the profession of librarianship in terms of its practitioners, standards, and underlying philosophy. In clear and understandable language, author T. D. Webb focuses his discussion—with practical examples—on the important decision of the location of the computer—at the library site or a remote automation center. Designed to be a practical guide to host computer location, this articulate book also addresses the broad professional issues of library automation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780866566179
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Series: Series in Library and Information Science
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Library Automation: The New Shamanism
  • Computers and Their Risks
  • Remote Host or In-House?
  • The Phoenix Public Library: Introduction to the Case Study
  • The Joseph F. Smith Library: Introduction to the Case Study
  • Analysis of the Case Studies: Host Location and “Decision Layers”
  • The Professional Issues: Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Bibliography
  • Appendixes
  • Index

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