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Kirkland, Janice, Ed. – Library Trends, 1989
Eleven articles discuss the response of library users and personnel to automation. Topics covered include computerized reference services, online public access catalogs, paraprofessional staff perceptions of technology, organizational and managerial impacts of automation, workshops on new technology, gender differences in motivation to manage and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Librarian Attitudes
Pick, Paula – 1985
This report discusses the implementation of DOBIS, an online, integrated library system run on a shared-use mainframe computer, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Library during 1984 and 1985. General information about BCIT, the library, and DOBIS is provided, and the project background is discussed. An overview of the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries
Appavoo, Patricia J. – 1986
This paper examines the relocation of Athabasca University, an open-access, distance education institution, from Edmonton to Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, and the effect of that move on the library. Factors that helped make the move successful are discussed, including the 5-year institutional planning process; a government grant for the purchase of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Campus Planning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries