ERIC Number: ED200205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
DOBIS-WLN Impact Study. Report.
Turner, Ann; And Others
Conducted to gather information on the practical impact of implementing either the Washington Library Network (WLN) system or one of two versions of the DOBIS system in British Columbia Union Catalogue (BCUC) member libraries, this study addressed four questions: (1) the effect the introduction of the new system would have on workflows; (2) whether existing job descriptions, classifications, and pay grades would need to be altered to accommodate workflow changes; (3) what retraining and reorganization would be required in libraries already using UTLAS as a cataloging utility; and (4) changes in productivity that could be expected when the new system was operational. Results and conclusions are summarized, and data gathered from a questionnaire distributed to six libraries using the Canadian National Library on the College Bibliocentre version of DOBIS or WLN are detailed. Appendices provide a list of documentation examined, guidelines for the WLN review process, and the DOBIS table of system limitations. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Union Catalogue, Richmond.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Washington Library Network
Note: For related documents, see IR 009 236-240.