ERIC Number: ED440650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Managing Public-Access Computers: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, Number 96.
Barclay, Donald A.
This book, while necessarily concerning itself with computer technology, approaches technology as a tool for providing public-service and helps librarians and others effectively manage public-access computers. The book is organized to progress from more technological to more managerial topics. The first chapter--which answers the question, "What does a manager need to know about technology?"--is followed by chapters which tackle topics of: facilities planning and management; computer hardware; computer software; CD-ROM; printing; working with the systems department staff; system security; managing, training, and communicating with public-access computer staff; and working with computer users. Included throughout the book are citations to a number of online information resources. Contains an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Services, Online Catalogs, Online Systems, Public Service, Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
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