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ERIC Number: ED340372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hennepin County Library Automation Project: A Plan for the Next Steps in the Automation of the Public Catalog, Cataloging, Circulation Control, and Acquisitions. December 1987-June 1989.
This four-part report describes the development of a plan for Hennepin County (Minnesota) Library's (HCL) next steps in the automation of operations including the public catalog, cataloging, circulation control, and acquisitions. The objectives of the plan were to improve patron access to materials and to provide for cost effective operations. Part 1 begins with a discussion of six constraints and/or opportunities that point to a need to undertake a formal process to develop such a plan, and then describes a process for including staff from all divisions in the process, and lists the products to be expected from such an undertaking. Part 2 presents a list of requirements for circulation control, the public catalog, cataloging, and acquisitions that were developed by task forces and reviewed by the project team. This section of the report is the basis for developing specifications to be included in the RFP (request for proposal). Each of the requirements in the public catalog and cataloging section has an "issues" section; these are issues that arose after an examination of the marketplace and the library's needs that are yet to be resolved. Part 3 lists six alternatives for meeting the requirements being posed by the task forces. Part 4 presents a summary of the selected alternative--to actively seek an integrated system from the marketplace--and outlines the rationale and implementation plan for this alternative. An executive summary of the report is included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A