ERIC Number: ED231378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Library Information Systems in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 90.
Based on an October 1982 survey of 31 selected members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), this report presents library planning documents, general system descriptions and reviews, and examples of library specifications--all dealing with integrated library information systems (ILIS). An ILIS is defined as a fully interactive integrated database containing bibliographic and other data used for four functions: acquisitions, cataloging, maintenance, circulation, and provision of an online public access catalog. General planning and executive review documents are provided from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Duke University; the University of California at Berkeley; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; the State University of New York at Albany; Dartmouth College; and the University of Houston. In addition the survey results are noted on a sample questionnaire. It is indicated that approximately 90% of the respondents reported some plans or actions toward developing an ILIS. A further discussion of survey results covers the areas of planning, justification, implementation, system data, hardware support, system funding, and the role of consultants in planning for an ILIS. A four-item bibliography and an evaluation sheet for this ARL Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) kit are also provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Databases, Information Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Circulation, Library Planning, Library Surveys, Online Systems, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Specifications
ARL Office of Management Studies, SPEC Center, 1527 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (Library members, $7.50; non-members $15.00; Subscriptions are available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.