ERIC Number: ED234766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Report of the Computer Application Task Force.
New Jersey State Library, Trenton.
Ways in which computer technology can be used to support the development of a library network are proposed by the Computer Application Task Force, following the recommendations of the New Jersey Statewide Planning Group and its several task forces. A summary of three primary recommendations is followed by a general discussion of opportunities presented to libraries by computerization, national trends in automation, library automation trends in other states, and library computer applications in New Jersey. The specific recommendations presented include (1) the establishment of an office of library systems technology in the State Library; (2) the creation of a statewide bibliographic database and standards for machine-readable records; (3) the creation of a statewide union catalog; (4) the expansion of the New Jersey Union List of Serials; (5) the creation of service centers; (6) the introduction of computerization to service centers; (7) the formation of a service center network; and (8) the installation of additional computerized systems in the service centers. A brief description of the library of the future closes the report. The two appendices present a table displaying the areas of agreement on library automation concepts in the Musto Report, State Plan, LDC Subcommittee on Automation Report, and the State-Wide Plan for Higher Education, and a partial listing of automation projects in New Jersey libraries. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Library, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey