ERIC Number: ED251085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Systems Function. SPEC Kit 29.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This kit on the systems functions in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions contains 10 source documents from ARL libraries and a summary of data from a 1976 survey on the organization, staffing, and operation of library systems functions. Source documents include: (1) "Library Systems Office Annual Report, 1974-75" (University of California at Berkeley); (2) "Inventory of Computer Based and Systems Oriented Projects" (Columbia University); (3) "Libraries and Audiovisual Center Cost Allocation Study" (Purdue University); (4) "Systems Office Annual Report, 1976-77" (Yale University); (5) "Cost of Engineering Library Card Catalog Creation, Derivation of Costs for Retrospective Conversions of Catalog Records Using OCLC Input Methods" (University of Nebraska, Lincoln); (6) "Preliminary Thoughts on Automation" (University of Nebraska Libraries); and (7) the following position descriptions--"Senior Electronic Data Processing Systems Analyst" (University of California at Santa Barbara); "Head, Systems Planning and Development" (University of Alberta); "Senior Programmer/Analyst, Programmer/Analyst, and Library Systems Manager" (University of Massachusetts); and "Department Head, Post Catalog" (Temple University). A concise summary of systems functions focuses on the current role and utilization of systems analysis in academic libraries; the contributions systems activities have made to library operations; the organization of the systems function; and future needs and considerations in this area. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.