ERIC Number: ED060873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Survey of Automated Activities in the Libraries of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Countries; Volume 2, World Survey Series.
Patrinostro, Frank S., Comp.; Sanders, Nancy P., Ed.
Concerned with identifying computer based library projects in Great Britain and the commonwealth countries, this survey is based primarily on the survey questionnaires, but information was also gathered from extensive research of the literature. This published report of the survey findings is divided into four parts: (1) an analysis of the Library Automation Research and Consulting (LARC) Association survey results, (2) indexes to the survey listing, (3) the survey reports and (4) a detailed review of several automated projects, including a report on a survey of automated activities in British University libraries and a National Libraries automatic data processing (ADP) study. The survey is for the use of those librarians intending to automate and seeking information from those who have implemented similar systems. It should also be useful to funding agencies since it documents the extent of existing automation, and identifies areas where little appears to be going on. Conference planners might find it useful for locating speakers, discussion leaders, etc., outside the well-known and often reported systems. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Data Processing, Foreign Countries, Library Automation, Library Surveys, Literature Reviews
LARC Association, P.O. Box 27235, Tempe, Arizona 85282 ($15.00)
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Authoring Institution: Library Automation Research and Consulting Association, Tempe, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)