ERIC Number: ED104439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Planning of Automation Projects in the Libraries of Canada.
Clement, Hope E. A.
Library automation in Canada is complicated by the large size, dispersed population, and cultural diversity of the country. The National Library of Canada is actively planning a Canadian library network based on national bibliographic services for which the library is now developing automated systems. Canadian libraries are involved in the planning through cooperative projects, consultation, pilot projects, and training seminars. The National Library develops the standards necessary for successful cooperative use of bibliographic machine-readable records. The Canadian National Science Library concentrates on information retrieval services utilizing available data bases. At the regional or provincial level, a number of other automation projects are taking place or being planned. The central provinces of Ontario and Quebec are most advanced in planning bibliographic systems for various types of libraries. These could become part of a total provincial system that forms a node of the national system. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Research and Planning Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada