ERIC Number: ED256369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Maine State Library. Transcription of an Automation Workshop and a Public Hearing regarding Library Automation (Augusta, Maine, September 17-18, 1984).
Epstein, Susan Baerg
This document contains the full transcript of a 2-day workshop on library automation. The first day of the workshop was devoted to a review of the state-of-the-art of library automation and the second day included presentation of testimony by Maine librarians. The transcript of the first day includes discussions of the historical development of library automation; growth of the for-profit information sector; library standards; studies of online catalog use; automated circulation systems; online catalogs; microcomputers and software programs; cost considerations; copyright; retrospective conversion; online searching; and library networks, as well as an extensive question and answer session. The second half of the document includes more questions and answers and official testimony from participants representing libraries throughout the state of Maine. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Automation, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Position Papers, Public Libraries, Special Libraries, State Libraries, Statewide Planning, Technology
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Library, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maine