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Development Trends in Federal Library and Information Center Automation. Guides for Administrative and Technical Interviews.
Information Dynamics Corp., Bethesda, MD.
These two guides for interviews on trends in library automation in federal libraries and information centers cover administrative and technical interviews. The guide for administrative interviews is divided into five steps: (1) determining the details of the agency's mission and organizational structure, (2) establishing the administrative relationships of the agency, (3) determining the responsibilities the agency has for information activities, (4) characterizing agency planning processes and their effect on information activities, and (5) identifying future plans. The technical interview consists of six steps: (1) characterizing internal library organization, staffing, and budgeting, (2) determining present and past relationships of the library with management, computer personnel, and users, (3) describing the library's present operations and collection, (4) characterizing operational problems, the planning process, and system development, (5) identifying future plans, and (5) eliciting general remarks and comments on library automation. (JB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Information Dynamics Corp., Bethesda, MD.