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Pica, Leiden (Netherlands). – 1992
The Open Library Network (OBN) is intended to connect national and local university library systems in the Netherlands. OBN integrates existing automated library systems and procedures and brings services like catalog searching and document delivery to the desk of the library user. Project results can be grouped into four categories: (1) the new…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems
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
LaPoint, Virginia A. – 1997
Traditionally, libraries have had a role of providing equitable access for those who might not otherwise have access, and this role continues today in implementing access to electronic resources. However, there are special problems in applying this mission to prison libraries. A short history of automation in prison libraries is followed by a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Technology, Internet, Library Automation
Lee, Hwa-Wei – 1989
Three decades of applications of information technology and library automation at Ohio University are chronicled in this paper. The first major development highlighted is the founding of OCLC (the Ohio College Library Center) as a cooperative cataloging device in the 1960s. OCLC's growth is traced from when it was a small organization of two staff…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Higher Education, Integrated Library Systems
Shaw, Ward – 1987
Academic library computing systems, which are among the most complex found in academic environments, now include external systems, such as online commercial search services and nationwide networks, and local systems that control and support internal operations. As librarians have realized the benefit of using computer systems to perform…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
Lopata, Cynthia L. – 1995
An automated library system usually consists of a number of functional modules, such as acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials, and an online public access catalog (OPAC). An "integrated" library system is an automated system in which all of the function modules share a common bibliographic database. There are several ways the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Database Management Systems, Futures (of Society)
Denton, Ann; Mahood, Ramona M. – 1989
Members of the Tennessee Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable examined the extent to which the developing technology of automation is being utilized by the state's libraries. The survey encompassed technical service activities and had a two-fold thrust: to determine how automation is being employed, and to compile an inventory of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Automation, Library Surveys
McMahon, Marilyn – 1993
This paper describes the computerization of the libraries in the Chinese International School in Hong Kong. The Infant, Junior and Secondary libraries, with a staff of three professional librarians, one library assistant, and one audiovisual technician, needed an automated system which could support their bilingual curriculum. Two computer systems…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Chinese, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
Miido, Helis – 1996
Traditional library tasks, for example database searching, are increasingly performed by library users, forcing both the librarian and the user to assume at times dichotomous roles of teacher and student. Modern librarians install new software and guide organizations in multimedia applications. Librarians need to be cognizant of the human factor,…
Descriptors: Administrators, Automation, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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
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Kinsella, Janet; Bryant, Philip – Library Trends, 1987
Reviews recent and current research and development projects in the United Kingdom dealing with online information systems. Main areas of research (systems design, impact on user behavior and organizational structure, ergonomics and bibliographic factors) and research techniques (features analysis, transaction log analysis, surveys and comparative…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Databases, Evaluation Methods
Fjallbrant, Nancy, Ed. – IATUL Proceedings, 1985
Papers presented at an August 1984 international seminar on online user education include "Library Policies and Strategies in The Netherlands" (Chris J. van Wijk, The Netherlands); "Promotion and Marketing of Library Services" (Nancy Fjallbrant, Sweden); "Library Promotion by Computer" (Ian Malley, United Kingdom); "Library User Education and…
Descriptors: Database Producers, Databases, Foreign Countries, Information Centers
Dillon, Ken, Ed. – 1997
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:…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Case Studies, Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kohn, Karen; McCloy, Eric – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Landman Library is two-thirds of the way through a three-stage process of migrating to the Koha open-source integrated library system (http://koha-community.org). We are an academic library with roughly 143,000 volumes, six professional librarians, and three support staff. The migration to open source was driven by the desire to access our own…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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