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Title:
Introduction to automation for librarians
Author:
Saffady, William, 1944-
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 1999.
Physical Description:
vi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780838907641
Format :
Book

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This essential guide covers everything on library automation from computer hardware and networking to automated cataloging systems, technical services functions, and computer-based reference services.


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Library Journal Review

Like the second edition (Professional Reading, LJ 9/1/89), the text of this new version is divided into two sections: the fundamentals of automation and library operations. Reflecting the rapid technological changes of the past few years, part one provides new information on computer workstations, optical and magnetic storage, data communications, local area networks, document imaging, and multimedia technologies. Part two adds or revises data on barcoding for circulation, CD-ROM cataloging, online catalogs, integrated systems, automated reference, and online acquisitions. While this edition is almost 30 pages longer than the previous one, it is more compact, with fewer illustrations; it also contains in each chapter updated sources for further reading, most of them published since 1990. This will be of interest to librarians who plan to start or change their technological services or who want a good summary of recent developments.-Janice Kirkland, California State Univ. Lib., Bakersfield (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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