ERIC Number: ED338264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Selection of Automation Systems: Criteria for School Libraries in Manitoba.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.
This report has been prepared as an evaluation instrument to help educators at the school, school division/district, and provincial levels evaluate, identify, and select a comprehensive school library automation system. The report presents a checklist of items to consider when evaluating school library automation systems and it can be used to provide the basis for a Request for Proposal (RFP) to be completed by vendors during the selection process. Four phases for school library automation are outlined and checklist instructions are given. The checklist includes the following areas: (1) vendor, program, security, and statistical requirements for operation of all modules; and (2) module requirements for acquisitions, cataloguing, searching, and circulation. Forms for the justification for selection of an automation system and the automation system identification are also included. Examples of some typical record formats for school libraries, a glossary of terms, and a list of corporate acronyms are appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Check Lists, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Integrated Library Systems, Learning Resources Centers, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Circulation, Purchasing, School Libraries
(French language version) Direction des ressources educatives francaises (DREF), 200 avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0H7, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.
Identifiers: Manitoba; Vendors
Note: For a related school library policy statement, see IR 053 814.