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Computers in Libraries, 1993
Provides recommendations prepared by the Library of Congress for prevention of repetitive strain injuries in VDT (video display terminal) operators. Chair design, keyboard height and distance, screen placement and viewing specifications, and ergonomic pauses are discussed. (five references) (EA)
Descriptors: Furniture, Human Factors Engineering, Human Posture, Injuries
Thornton, Joyce K. – Computers in Libraries, 1995
Current library automation practices and new technologies have forced library managers to seek some means of reducing carpal tunnel syndrome, and a case study of Texas A&M's library provides insights. Highlights include identifying and assessing the injuries, adjusting work surfaces, testing and selecting new keyboards, and developing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Human Factors Engineering, Injuries
Balas, Janet L. – Computers in Libraries, 1995
Discusses online resources on ergonomics for librarians seeking to improve working environments or planning for staff and public work areas. A sidebar lists electronic addresses for 10 online sites for information including: World Wide Web sites, the Library of Congress gopher, archives on avoiding typing injuries, and electronic mailing lists.…
Descriptors: Archives, Electronic Mail, Human Factors Engineering, Information Sources