ERIC Number: ED314048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Networking Hawaii's School Libraries.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
This guide is designed to assist school librarians in becoming part of the planned statewide school library network in Hawaii. Approaches to the guide for librarians at all stages of planning are suggested, and an overview of the benefits, goals, steps, and historical development are provided together with a model of the networking plan. The steps in automating circulation are described: (1) coordinating with state and district efforts; (2) deciding on automation; (3) selecting software; (4) generating support from others; (5) preparing the collection; (6) selecting and using microcomputer equipment; (7) building the materials database; (8) barcoding and linking the collection; (9) purchasing automation software; (10) building the patron database; (11) barcoding and linking the patron database; (12) publicizing the system; (13) implementing the system; and (14) maintaining and expanding the system. An overview of resource sharing and the interlibrary loan policy are then presented. A 43-item bibliography lists general works and works on automated circulation, resource sharing, online public access catalogs, database searching, and the future of library technology. The appendixes include a memo on the purchase of microcomputer equipment for library automation, evaluation criteria for circulation software, an application form for use of the state school library database, instructions for processing records for the automated circulation system, and a glossary of computer-related terms. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii