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Automated library systems : a librarian's guide and teaching manual

Author: Beverly K Duval; Linda Main
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Meckler, ©1992.
Series: Supplements to Computers in libraries, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the "Supplements to Computers in Libraries" series, this text is a guide to automated library sytems. Amongst the areas covered are the planning process, core modules, retrospective  Read more...

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Genre/Form: CD-ROMs
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Duval, Beverly K.
Automated library systems.
Westport, Conn. : Meckler, ©1992
(OCoLC)645832398
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly K Duval; Linda Main
ISBN: 0887368735 9780887368738
OCLC Number: 25706459
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Automated Library Systems: An Overview. Definitions --
2. Key Players/Leaders in the Field: Past and Present. Historical Trends. Importance of the Marketplace. Primary Vendors --
3. The Planning Process. Justification for Automating/Migrating. Committee Process. Should You Go with a Consultant? Specifications. Bidding Process. Selection of an Automated Library System. Benchmarking. Contract Negotiations. Installation. Training. System Activation --
4. Core Modules. Cataloging. Circulation. Acquisitions. Serials --
5. Retrospective Conversion. Background. What Does MARC Look Like? The Advent of the Microcomputer Age. What is MicroLIF? Why Do You Need a Database that Works with MARC Records? What Are the Benefits of RECON with MARC II Format? Reasons Cited by Libraries for Doing RECON. Why Would a Library Not Do RECON. The Planning Process. Develop a Plan of Action. Examine and Evaluate Options for Converting Records. Analyze the Situation. Implement the Plan of Action. 6. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Background and Early Studies. OPAC User Studies. Comparing Competing Vendor Systems. The OPAC is a Multidimensional Access Tool. Training and Training Materials for Staff and Patrons. The OPAC and Ergonomics. Cost Consideratiom --
7. Microcomputer-Based Automated Library Systems: A Growing Field. The Advent of the Microcomputer in Automated Library Systems. Tips, Traps, and Planning Guidelines. Features to Be Considered --
8. CD-ROM-Based Automated Library Systems: A Field in Limbo. Historical Development. Vendors/Systems. The Role of Standards. System Requirements. Characteristics of CD-ROM PACs. Librarians' Perspectives. Potential Problems in a CD-ROM PAC. Successful Vendor Strategies. Planning for the System. Selecting and Preparing for the System. What Others Have Done in the Field --
9. Trends Which Will Continue into the Future. Overview. A Look into the Future. Trends --
Appendix 1: What to Look for When Evaluating an OPAC. Appendix 2: RECON Vendors --
Appendix 3: Microcomputer-Based Automated Library Systems Vendors.
Series Title: Supplements to Computers in libraries, 64.
Responsibility: Beverly K. Duval and Linda Main.

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