ERIC Number: ED330328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Automation of Oklahoma School Library Media Centers: Automation at the Local Level.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Library and Learning Resources Section.
This document outlines a workshop for media specialists--"School Library Automation: Solving the Puzzle"--that is designed to reduce automation anxiety and give a broad overview of the concerns confronting school library media centers planning for or involved in automation. Issues are addressed under the following headings: (1) Levels of School Library Media Services; (2) Planning (functions of library automation, needs assessment; (3) Database Creation (standardization, weeding, inventory and shelf list, retrospective conversion); (4) Software Selection; (5) Hardware Selection; (6) Installation; (7) Operation and Maintenance; and (8) Developing a Statewide Database (project, rationale, obligations, and implementation). A checklist for a building-level media center profile to help decision-makers choose whether or not to automate is included, as well as a collection of 28 masters for overhead transparencies to be used in presenting the workshop. (29 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Library and Learning Resources Section.
Note: For related documents, see IR 014 946-948.