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ERIC Number: ED190153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 16
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The Impact of Automation on the Staff and Organization of a Medium-Sized Academic Library: A Case Study.
Kraske, Gary
A case study examining the general effects of automating operations in a medium sized academic library on both the staff and the organization over a ten year period reveals that the major impact has been the reappraisal of functional objectives and their accomplishment. In regard to personnel, there has been an overall savings in labor costs, and, while it has decreased professional staff requirements, it has increased support staff positions, many of which require greater skill, experience, and training. Major organizational effects have been recognized through the creation of two new units--systems development and operations--which have had a centralizing impact upon the library. The implications of these findings for other libraries are discussed. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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