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ERIC Number: ED237102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Library Automation as a Source of Management Information. Papers presented at the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (19th, Urbana, IL, April 25-28, 1982).
Lancaster, F. Wilfrid, Ed.
Papers presented at the 19th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing represent a great variety, ranging from a tutorial on management information and decision support systems, through more philosophical discussions of the value of computer-derived information in library management, to studies of the use of automated systems as sources of management data in libraries and various types of information services. Eleven papers are included: (1) "Management, Information and the Organization: Homily from the Experience of the Data Rich but Information Poor," by Russell Shank; (2) "Tutorial on Management Information Systems," by Richard J. Boland, Jr.; (3) "Beyond the Numbers---A Decision Support System," by Ken Dowlin and Lynn Magrath; (4) "Organizational Considerations Relating to the Implementation and Use of Management Information Systems," by Kathleen M. Heim; (5) "Geac as a Source of Management Information," by Wayne Mullin; (6) "Characteristics of Managerial Resistance to Library Management Information Systems," by John N. Olsgaard; (7) "Management Information Systems in a Network Environment," by Mary Ellen Jacob and Neal K. Kaske; (8) "Computer-Derived Management Information in a Special Library," by Robert A. Kennedy; (9) "Management Information from Bibliographic Databases," by Jane L. Caldwell; (10) "An Online General Ledger System," by Edwin B. Brownrigg; and (11) "A Library Management Information System in a Multi-Campus Environment," by Glyn T. Evans and Albert Beilby. An index is provided, and most of the papers include references. (Author/LMM)
Descriptors: Data Processing, Databases, Decision Making, Information Networks, Library Administration, Library Automation, Management Information Systems, Online Systems, Organizations (Groups), Systems Analysis, Systems Development
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Publications Office, 249 Armory Building, 505 East Armory Street, Champaign, IL 61820. ($15.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Note: For related document, see ED 225 567.