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Library automation in transitional societies : lessons from Eastern Europe

Author: Andrew Lass; Richard E Quandt; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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This is a collection of papers from a 1997 conference that attempted to assess the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's efforts to modernize Eastern European libraries after the fall of communism.

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lass; Richard E Quandt; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
ISBN: 0195132629 9780195132625
OCLC Number: 40489093
Notes: Report of research conducted by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Description: xv, 451 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Andrew Lass and Richard E. Quandt --
pt. I. Library Policy and the State --
1. Library Automation: Fortunes and Miseries in Poland / Adam Manikowski --
2. Developing National Information Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: The Content-versus-Conduit Debate / Christine L. Borgman and Nadia Caidi --
3. Coordinator's View of the Impact of Policy on the Financing and the Managing of Library Automation / Jurand B. Czerminski --
4. Libraries of Central and Eastern Europe: Basic Dilemmas / Jela Steinerova --
5. Changes in the Functions of University Libraries and of Educational Policy in Poland After 1989 / Krzysztof Zamorski --
6. In Search of an Optimum Model of Development / Miroslaw Gorny, Bogdan Maruszewski and Jan Andrzej Nikisch --
pt. II. Case Histories --
7. Automation and Academic Libraries in Hungary: Theory and Practice in a Period of New Challenges / Bela Mader --
8. Automation in the National Library in Warsaw: From an In-House System to INNOPAC / Jadwiga Sadowska --
9. Retrospective Conversion of the Catalog in the Library of the American Studies Center, Warsaw University / Ewa Paluszkiewicz --
10. CASLIN, Priorities of the Czech National Library, and Government Policy on Information and Libraries / Vojtech Balik --
11. Cooperation, Consortia, Compatibility, Connectivity: The Case of CASLIN / Martin Svoboda --
12. Some Problems with Library Automation in the KOLIN Library Consortium / Darina Kozuchova and L'ubomira Soltesova --
13. Realization of the CASLIN Project in the Slovak National Library and Its Impact on the Automation of Libraries in Slovakia / Igor Prokop, Milan Rakus and Daniela Slizova --
14. Aleph Implementation at the National Library of the Czech Republic / Iva Pribramska --
pt. III. Cataloging, Authority Control, Retroconversion, Subject Headings, Search, and Union Catalogues --
15. Retrospective Conversion: The Case of Debrecen / Olga Gomba --
16. Retrospective Conversion in Czech Libraries / Bohdana Stoklasova --
17. Implementation of an Automated System at the University Library in Bratislava, Slovakia / Zuzana Repisova --
18. Cataloging Standards in Czech Libraries / Bohdana Stoklasova --
19. Evolution of Authority File Work in Poland / Anna Paluszkiewicz --
20. Union Catalog: Different Library Systems, Different Solutions / Blazej Feret --
21. New Possibilities for Information Retrieval / Geza Bakonyi --
22. Why, and How to, Translate a Subject Heading System: Authority Control Provides a Solution / Klara Koltay --
23. Integrating Internet Resources into the Library Catalog / Peter Gyure --
24. Knowledge and Information Processing / Tibor Csik and Katalin Varga --
25. Dissemination and Archival Storage of Old Materials as Electronic Documents / Adolf Knoll --
26. Automation of Special Collections: General Issues / Joanna Pasztaleniec-Jarzynska --
pt. IV. Management Issues --
27. Sequencing of Automation in Central and East European Research Libraries / Henryk Hollender --
28. Managing Delays: The Micropolitics of Time in the Czech and Slovak Automation Projects / Andrew Lass --
29. Krakow Project: Problems of Management / Ewa Dobrzynska-Lankosz --
30. Staffing Patterns for Academic Libraries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the CIS Countries / Robert M. Hayes --
31. Staff Preparation for Automation / Maria Sliwinska --
32. Interactions Between Library Automation and Staff and Patron Training / Ewa Krysiak --
33. Special Role of the Hungarian National Library in the Formation and Management of Consortia / Miklos Fogarassy --
34. Human Aspects of Library Automation / Marta Viragos --
35. Contribution of Integrated Library Services to the Ensuring of Quality Services / Judit Skaliczki and Eva Zalai-Kovacs.
Responsibility: [edited by] Andrew Lass, Richard Quandt.
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