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Introducing and managing academic library automation projects / [electronic resource] edited by John W. Head and Gerard B. McCabe.

Contributor(s): Head, John W | McCabe, Gerard B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Greenwood library management collection. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996Description: x, 187 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0313296332 (alk. paper); 9780313296338 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Academic libraries -- United States -- Data processing | Academic libraries -- United States -- Automation | Higher education institutions Libraries Use of Computers | Bibliotecas universitarias -- EE.UU. -- Automatización | Bibliotheekautomatisering | Wetenschappelijke bibliothekenDDC classification: 027.7/0285 Other classification: 06.54 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Preface / John W. Head -- Introduction / Gerard B. McCabe -- 1. Automation: Changing the Structure of Library and Information Services / Paul F. Burton -- 2. Local Area Networks in Brief / Melanie J. Norton -- 3. The Evolution and Effects of a CD-ROM Network in an Undergraduate Library / Terrence F. Mech, Judith Tierney and Jennifer L. Walz -- 4. Managing a Campus-Wide Information Service / Tom Klingler and Rick Wiggins -- 5. Too Many Concerns? Paper or Online, Local or Remote, Full Text or Index / Margaret Sylvia -- 6. Managing Technical Services Support for Off-Campus Library Programs / Stephen P. Foster and Maryhelen Jones -- 7. Utilization of Developing Technologies for Cataloging / Susan E. Ketcham -- 8. Managing the Use of Automated Bibliographic Databases in the Cataloging Department / Christine E. Thompson -- 9. Project Management and Organizational Change from the Advent to the Aftermath of Automation: Library and Cataloging Department Perspectives / Elaine Sanchez.
Summary: Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface / John W. Head -- Introduction / Gerard B. McCabe -- 1. Automation: Changing the Structure of Library and Information Services / Paul F. Burton -- 2. Local Area Networks in Brief / Melanie J. Norton -- 3. The Evolution and Effects of a CD-ROM Network in an Undergraduate Library / Terrence F. Mech, Judith Tierney and Jennifer L. Walz -- 4. Managing a Campus-Wide Information Service / Tom Klingler and Rick Wiggins -- 5. Too Many Concerns? Paper or Online, Local or Remote, Full Text or Index / Margaret Sylvia -- 6. Managing Technical Services Support for Off-Campus Library Programs / Stephen P. Foster and Maryhelen Jones -- 7. Utilization of Developing Technologies for Cataloging / Susan E. Ketcham -- 8. Managing the Use of Automated Bibliographic Databases in the Cataloging Department / Christine E. Thompson -- 9. Project Management and Organizational Change from the Advent to the Aftermath of Automation: Library and Cataloging Department Perspectives / Elaine Sanchez.

Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.

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