ERIC Number: ED224482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Hampshire Automation Task Force. Final Report.
New Hampshire Library Association, Concord.
This brief task force report looks at the current manual union catalog based in the New Hampshire State Library, and recommends the institution of a computer output microform (COM) system, and the eventual creation of an online statewide union catalog. An executive summary provides a listing of 15 specific recommendations based on a 1981 needs survey of public, academic, school, and special libraries in New Hampshire, and various studies on union catalogs commissioned from Warner-Eddison Associates, Inc. Appendices, which comprise the major part of the report, include grant submission guidelines; results of the 1981 library survey assessing the need for an automated statewide union catalog, collecting interlibrary loan statistics, and documenting the use of microform and automated equipment currently in use in New Hampshire libraries; and reports from Warner-Eddison, including the results of a survey covering the current provision of statewide union catalogs and future plans for automating these catalogs in 49 states, a discussion of concerns related to automated union catalogs, and a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages and costs of card (manual), COM, and online systems. A bibliography on statewide union catalogs is also provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Library Association, Concord.
Identifiers: Library Statistics; New Hampshire
Note: Funded by a Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) III grant.