ERIC Number: ED231382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-2
Reference Count: N/A
Integration of New Technology in Army Libraries. Final Report.
Reid, Janine; And Others
The integration of new technology in 500 Army libraries was studied to assess the feasibility of introducing automation techniques to army library technical processing activities, to examine and recommend appropriate systems and configurations for library automation, and to determine the costs of implementing the recommendations. The study involved a detailed cost analysis of library technical processing operations at Fort Belvoir and Aberdeen Proving Ground. The operating costs of the current systems were compared with the costs of operating technical processing centers configured in different ways. The recommendations and implementation plans concerned the establishment of technical processing centers at each Army installation using an integrated, minicomputer-based, turnkey library automation system. By introducing this new technology to libraries, the Army plans to increase both the efficiency of technical processing functions and resource exchange among Army libraries, thus increasing the resources available to each library while simultaneously increasing user services. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: King Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.; DAMANS and Associates, Rockville, MD.