ERIC Number: ED208884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Management of Technical Innovation in Libraries. Proceedings of a Conference (London, England, April 23, 1980).
Loughborough Univ. of Technology (England). Dept. of Library and Information Studies.
These four papers presented at the Polytechnic of Central London School of Management focus on the management of technical innovation in libraries as it affects decision making, library organization, non-systems staff, and interlibrary cooperation. Procedures for implementing automation in a library are outlined: a system analysis and costing of the existing system, improved system requirements, manual alternatives cost comparisons, a feasibility study, new system design, programs, systems recosting, staff training, and postoperational system improvements. The probable impact on library organization of the rapid increase in distributive computer processing power is discussed, as well as the effects on technical services departments and reactions by non-systems staff. One library system's experience in coping with negative staff reactions and cooperative arrangement between two libraries illustrate possible problems and benefits of library automation. Library organization and interlibrary cooperation papers list six and 17 sources, respectively. (RBF)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Innovation, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Services, Online Systems, Organizational Change, Program Attitudes, Reference Services, Systems Analysis
CLAIM Publications, Loughborough University, Loughborough, England LE 11 3TU (2.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Loughborough Univ. of Technology (England). Dept. of Library and Information Studies.