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ERIC Number: ED370524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-18
Pages: 30
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A Conceptual Exploration of a Bibliographer's Workstation Network.
Van Arsdale, William O., III; Leath, Janis Hollingsworth
Productivity of University of Wyoming (UW) subject bibliographers can be significantly increased by developing a network of microcomputer-based workstations with custom and off-the-shelf software; telecommunications to CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries), OCLC, and other databases; and a network server to provide special services and information. Goals of the workstation network include making access to online files more convenient, shifting from paper to electronic media, creating custom databases to allow better management of selection, automating procedural activities so that they do not require bibliographer intervention, and preparing for collection development in an increasingly cooperative environment. This paper proposes general hardware and software requirements for both the workstation and network server, as well as a lengthy, classified list of network capabilities. The effects of the workstation network on faculty members and the library acquisitions department are considered. Steps in considering the bibliographer's workstation and options for funding its implementation are presented. (Contains 8 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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