ERIC Number: ED214540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Small Computers in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit #77.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This collection of materials on small computer applications in research libraries, assembled by the Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), includes documents from ARL and non-ARL libraries illustrating local, commercial, and word processing computer applications. Among the contents of the collection are: (1) a list of small computer applications in ARL libraries as reported during the Spring 1981 SPEC survey; (2) a microcomputer bibliography; (3) papers on local applications of small computers in research libraries, including discussions of an experimental online catalog at Dartmouth College, microcomputer utilization in the Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library, microcomputer uses at Southern Illinois University, microcomputer applications in word processing at McMaster University, and the Apple computer as a tool for the improvement of library operations at California State University; and (4) papers on general commercial applications of small computers, including a fact sheet on the integrated library system at the National Library of Medicine, a description of the Inform system at Brown University, and a description of a commercial word processing system at Queens University. (JL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Equipment, Library Surveys, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Research Libraries, Word Processing
SPEC, ARL Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20036 ($15.00, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Identifiers: Apple II
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