ERIC Number: ED422021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
School Library Automation in Australia: Issues and Results of the National Surveys. 2nd Edition. Topics in Australian Teacher Librarianship, No. 1.
Dillon, Ken, Ed.
This publication about school library automation in Australia contains 18 chapters divided into seven sections. The chapters in the first section presents survey results: "School Library Automation in Australia: Results of the First, Second and Third National Surveys" (Ken Dillon); and "School Library Automation in New Zealand: Results of a National Survey" (Cynthia Petersen). The next section deals with OPACs (online public access catalogs) in school libraries: "Responsive Information Environments: Effective and Affective User Education Strategies for School Libraries" (Kylie Hanson); and "Dolphins are Never Pink: Icon Use in Interfaces for Catalogs Used by Children" (Judy Clayton). SCIS (Schools' Catalogue and Information Services) is the topic of the third section: "The Role of SCIS Cataloguing Agencies: The NCEC" (Penelope Maddick); and "MARC for Teacher Librarians: An Introduction" (Ellen Paxton). The fourth section addresses issues in school library automation: "Factors Influencing the Selection of Automated Library Systems in Victorian Independent School" (Rosemary Abbott); "Selecting a Second Generation Library Automation System: A Checklist" (Jean Indermaur and Pru Mitchell); "Hidden Treasures: Creative Interrogation of Your Library Database" (John Lee); "Providing Access to Fiction in School Libraries: A Time for Change" (Ashley Freeman); and "New Schools, New Libraries, New Challenges - Automating New School Libraries in Queensland" (Pat Brosnan, Fran Robinson and Bruce McDonald). Section five discusses alternatives to integrated library automation systems: "AGAMA: A Simple, Low-Cost Automation System for Small Libraries, or, a Fair Go For All" (Gail Dous and Mary West); and "The Code Catalogue: The Teaching and Learning Alternative to Automation" (Alan Ford). Cases studies of multimedia and other future possibilities are presented in the next section: "Automating Two Schools with BookMark" (Fiona Harper); "Imagine All the Possibilities" (Arthur Winzenried); "Managing with Microfusion: A Case Study" (Chris Skrzeczynski); and "Rolling Hills Meets Alice" (Glenys Williamson). The final section contains "School Library Automation: A Select Bibliography" (Ken Dillon). (DLS)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Case Studies, Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Technical Processes, Multimedia Materials, 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