ERIC Number: ED337181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Automation Inventory of Research Libraries, 1989.
Fayen, Emily Gallup
This inventory provides profiles, tables, and listings describing automated library activities at 103 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions. The inventory includes analyses of aggregate information from individual library profiles which are then divided into three categories that reflect primarily bibliographic functions: (1) technical services (acquisitions, fund accounting, authority control, cataloging/local, cataloging/utility, serials receipt control, data conversion); (2) public services (interlibrary loan, online searching, CD-ROM, online catalogs, circulation, reserve, materials booking, document delivery, public computing); and (3) office automation (electronic mail, report generation, financial reporting). The individual library profiles present information on the operating status of automated functions, number of stations, scope, and access, and vendors for the selected functions. A copy of the survey instrument, which includes a descriptive factors list and a listing of functions, is appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Higher Education, Information Systems, Interlibrary Loans, Library Automation, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Technical Processes, Online Searching, Online Vendors, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Tables (Data)
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($40.00; Order by title and publication number PB14).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.