ERIC Number: ED356776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
System Migration in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 185.
Pattie, Ling-yuh W.; Lach, Michael
This publication reports results of a survey of 83 ARL (Association of Research Libraries) member libraries that examined the decision making process in migration from one automated library system to another. Data are reported on planning; implementation; workflow redesign; and training, publicity, and evaluation. Supplemental materials include: (1) university planning documents from the University of Alberta (Canada), University of Kentucky, and State University of New York at Albany; (2) network and consortium planning documents from Kent State University (Ohio), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University; (3) organization charts and workflow documents from the University of Kentucky University of Manitoba (Canada), University of New Mexico, and Queen's University (Ontario, Canada); and (4) marketing and user guides from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and University of Kentucky. A copy of the questionnaire is included, and nine selected readings are listed. (KRN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Integrated Library Systems, Library Associations, Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Guides, Library Instruction, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Surveys, Online Catalogs, Policy, Publicity, Questionnaires, Research Libraries, Staff Development
Systems and Procedures Exchange Center, Office of Management Services, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.