ERIC Number: ED058917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
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Automation and the Federal Library Community.
Markuson, Barbara Evans; And Others
The third phase of a four-phase program developed by the Federal Library Committee Task Force on Library Automation in conjunction with its overall objective of reviewing and reporting upon the status of automation in Federal libraries is reported. The first phase of the overall program appraised the current activities in library automation and identified major trends. The second phase involved a series of studies reporting on the history and development of selected Federal library automation projects. The third phase, reported here, had three goals: (1) study and define library operations susceptible to automation; (2) survey and describe in meaningful terms, the current techniques of automation which are potentially useful in library applications and (3) establish criteria for making determinations as to feasibility, functions to be automated, types of hardware and software to be used, internal and external services, and extent of involvement with other systems. The three major tasks of this phase were: (1) a survey of the Federal library community, (2) preparation of a handbook to guide Federal librarians in automation feasibility and planning and (3) preparation of a report summarizing the survey results, and automation findings, and presenting recommendations for phase four. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Falls Church, VA.