ERIC Number: ED174223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Problems and Failures in Library Automation.
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid, Ed.
Drawn from the 15th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the nine papers presented in this volume deal with problems--or, in some cases, downright failures--in the automation of various facets of library service. They range from a general survey of failures or limitations in library automation as a whole, to case studies of failures or problems encountered in specific applications or environments. Titles include "What Hath Technology Wrought?", "Reactions to Failures in Library Automation," Problems of Government Bureaucracy When Contracting for Turnkey Computer Systems,""The Ups, Downs and Demise of a Library Circulation System,""So You Want to Build a Network,""Automation of the Catalog: The Transition from Cards to Computers,""Problems of Teaching Library Automation,""Problems of Library Automation in India," and "The Anatomy of Failure in Library Applications of Computer Technology." More abject failures are attributed to management ineptness and bureaucratic bungling than to inadequacies in existing technology. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library Science.
Note: Proceedings of the 1978 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (Urbana, Illinois, April 23-26, 1978)