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Folda, Linda; And Others – North Carolina Libraries, 1989
Issues related to library online systems are discussed in six articles. Topics covered include staff education through vendor demonstrations, evaluation of online public access catalogs, the impact of integrated online systems on cataloging operations, the merits of smart and dumb barcodes, and points to consider in planning for the next online…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation
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Riger, Robert E. – Special Libraries, 1992
Discusses retrospective catalog conversion from the viewpoint of a law firm library. Topics discussed include reasons for retrospective conversion; preplanning; suggestions for the selection of software; conducting an inventory of the collection; sources of MARC bibliographic records; setting up an online public access catalog; and marketing…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Records, Computer Software Selection, Guidelines, Law Libraries
Christensen, Paul – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1991
Discussion of planning for automation in school libraries focuses on plans in the North Kitsap (Washington) School District. Highlights include selection of microcomputer-based hardware and software to support local area and wide area networks; a circulation system and an online public access catalog (OPAC); and database creation and retrospective…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Bazillion, Richard J.; Scott, Sue – Canadian Library Journal, 1991
Describes the planning process for designing a new library for Algoma University College (Ontario). Topics discussed include the building committee, library policy, design considerations, an electric system that supports computer technology, library automation, the online public access catalog (OPAC), furnishings and interior environment, and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Networks, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design
Murphy, Catherine, Ed. – 1992
This collection of 23 articles compiled from school library journals address the special needs that make automation problematic for school libraries. The articles are divided into five sections: an overview of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) development (4 titles); evaluating OPAC systems (4 titles); implementing OPAC systems (6 titles);…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Schiller, Nancy – 1992
This publication describes the results of a 1992 survey of Association of Research Libraries member libraries to determine the extent to which they are becoming virtual libraries, i.e., libraries in which computer and telecommunications technologies make access to a wide range of information resources possible. Areas covered by the survey included…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Electronic Journals
Brenneise, Harvey – 1989
This report was prepared by an internal strategic planning committee of the James White Library at Andrews University, whose primary responsibility is to support instructional, service, and research programs through the acquisition, organization, maintenance, and availability of appropriate library resources. The report serves three purposes: (1)…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Libraries, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
Bridge, Frank; Walton, Robert – 1987
This workbook presents outlines of topics to be covered during a two-day workshop on the fundamentals for library automation. Topics for the first day include: (1) Introduction; (2) Computer Technology--A Historical Overview; (3) Evolution of Library Automation; (4) Computer Hardware Technology--An Introduction; (5) Computer Software…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Computer Software, Contracts, Costs
Peterson, Christine – 1993
This manual provides information to help libraries in Texas considering an automation project, with special emphasis on smaller libraries. The solutions discussed are microcomputer-based. The manual begins with a discussion of how to prepare for the automation of a library, including planning, approval, collection decisions, policy, and staffing.…
Descriptors: Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Planning, Microcomputers
Garcia, C. Rebecca; Bridge, Frank R. – 1989
This workbook, meant to be used in a workshop, presents information on and guidelines for automating small libraries: (1) planning for automation; (2) automated system procurement and evaluation; (3) data conversion issues; (4) sample configuration worksheets; (5) sample configuration costs; (6) site preparation; (7) training; and (8) acceptance…
Descriptors: Costs, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation, Library Circulation
Mason, Marilyn Gell – Library Administration & Management, 1991
Describes a long-range plan developed by the Cleveland Public Library to provide users with electronic information and full text delivery. Specific goals are addressed, including online catalog access and converting periodical holdings to electronic format; legal issues involving copyright are discussed; and pricing issues and user fees are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Copyrights, Electronic Journals, Full Text Databases
Sisler, Eric; Smith, Veronica – Computers in Libraries, 2000
Describes library automation issues during the planning and construction of College Hill Library (Colorado), a joint-use facility shared by a community college and a public library. Discuses computer networks; hardware selection; public access to catalogs and electronic resources; classification schemes and bibliographic data; children's…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Records, Childrens Libraries, Classification
Smith, Donald R. – 1985
Computer/automated catalogs have been in use in secondary schools for some time and have numerous advantages. A public access catalog (PAC) allows networking with other libraries, use of the Boolean search function, and the retrieval of bibliographic citations from a variety of access points. Moreover, PAC's have recently become more user…
Descriptors: High Schools, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs
California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library. – 1986
This study was designed to examine the means and timeliness of identifying and locating information in the present environment of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library, and to determine the means of access that might best be employed during the next decade. Study methodology included an analysis of readings in the professional…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans
California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library. – 1986
This document describes an investigation designed to examine the possibilities for using both existing and new technologies to increase and enhance public service capabilities at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library, and to recommend an ongoing mechanism for assessing priorities for the application of technology in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Storage
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