ERIC Number: ED422020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Automation in Australia. Issues and Results of the First National Survey.
Dillon, Ken, Ed.
The title report of this publication contains the results of a 1993 study devised to ascertain the market share and geographic distribution of automated systems in Australian school libraries. Thirty-three surveys were distributed to vendors of automated systems known to have school library installations or to have recently developed a product for this market; 29 surveys were returned. Systems included were required to perform at least three functions: cataloging, online catalog (OPAC), and circulation. Survey results provide an overview of the Australian school library automation scene as well as a brief history and contact information for some of the most common systems available. It is anticipated that subsequent surveys will occur on an annual basis. The following three papers are also included: "Crucial Factors in Online Inquiry: OPAC Design for School Library Users" (Paul Drayton); "MARC for Teacher-Librarians: An Introduction" (Ellen Paxton); and "Providing Access to Fiction in School Libraries: Some Thoughts and Observations" (Ashley Freeman). Each paper contains references, and a 65-title select bibliography of school library automation is included. (DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Technical Processes, Media Specialists, National Surveys, Online Catalogs, School Libraries, Tables (Data), Vendors
Centre for Information Studies, Locked Bag 660, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 2650.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Charles Sturt Univ.-Riverina. Wagga Wagga (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia