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ERIC Number: ED340370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
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Library Automation: Survey of Chemical (Sci-Tech) Libraries within For-Profit Corporations in Ohio.
Slivka, Krystal K.
Automating a library can be an expensive, time-consuming endeavor that includes many risks. These risks can be reduced through a variety of methods: learning all one can about the systems available that perform the functions in which one is interested, clearly defining one's needs and expressing them succinctly to vendors, and learning how other similar libraries have dealt/are dealing with similar automation projects. This paper utilizes a survey of chemical (sci-tech) libraries functioning within for-profit corporations in Ohio to generate information on ongoing and proposed automation projects for such libraries. While it would probably be difficult for one of these librarians to get approval to visit another's site, because of the competitive nature of these companies, a survey such as this provides the opportunity for these librarians to learn of successes and disappointments with systems in these other libraries. Informal discussion with some of these librarians has indicated a need for such a compilation and exchange of information. They also indicated a willingness to cooperate as fully as possible. Thirteen (87%) of the 15 libraries responding to the survey indicated that they utilize library automation (have implemented at least one project). Their responses are documented and tabulated in this paper. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (14 references) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio