ERIC Number: ED220098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
After the Fall: The Use of Surplus Capacity in an Academic Library Automation System.
Wright, A. J.
The possible uses of excess central processing unit capacity in an integrated academic library automation system discussed in this draft proposal include (1) in-house services such as word processing, electronic mail, management decision support using PERT/CPM techniques, and control of physical plant operation; (2) public services such as the support of reference activities through the development of online indexes and information files and the development of public access online catalogs; (3) network services, in particular participation in local library and information networks; and (4) entrepreneurial services such as the sale of computer time to academic departments. Included with the report are four figures illustrating possible computer system configurations, a 46-item reference list, and a supplemental bibliography. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Decision Support Systems; Electronic Mail; Surplus Computing Capacity