ERIC Number: ED080127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Survey of Commonplace Problems in Library Automation; Volume 11, World Survey Series.
Patrinostro, Frank S., Ed.
Questionnaires were sent to over 600 libraries requesting information on problems encountered and solutions arrived at in implementing computer-based systems. The responses--containing a statement of the problem, its cause, and solution--make up the bulk of this document. Most of the problems cited can be tied to the following features of library automation: many concepts of traditional librarianship must be changed; greater integration, both within the library community as a whole and the various departments within a single library organization, is required; measuring one individual's work is difficult since his contribution is integrated with that of several others; there is a need for increased communication; poor planning; and, irrevocable commitments to a system that later proves to be impractical. (Other publications in this series are ED 060904, 060873, 063005 and 076210.) (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Automation, Library Surveys, Problem Solving, Problems, Questionnaires
LARC Press, Ltd., 105-117 W. Fourth Ave., Peoria, Illinois 61602 ($15.00)
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Authoring Institution: Library Automation Research and Consulting Association, Tempe, AZ.
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