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Title:
Library information systems : from library automation to distributed information access solutions
Author:
Kochtanek, Thomas R.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781563089664

9781591580188
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Book

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This book will be well placed on the shelves of the many libraries faced with the complexities that information technology developments bring to the library. Giving a useful overview of library systems-from their history to current trends in the technology and marketplace that serve libraries-this book includes coverage of telecommunications, standards, planning, managing technology in libraries, system selection, and more. Specifically designed for core units in library automation and information systems, this text gives students a comprehensive overview of one of the most critical areas of library operations, and enables them to take the lead in managing the complexities that information technology brings to the library. Giving important insight into library information systems-from their history to the latest technological trends and information about the marketplace that serves libraries-this book includes coverage of standards, planning, managing technology in libraries, system selection, an


Author Notes

THOMAS R. KOCHTANEK is associate professor at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

JOSEPH R. MATTHEWS, internationally renowned expert on library automation and information systems, is president of his consulting company Matthews & Associates, Carlsbad, CA.


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Booklist Review

This volume provides an overview of the history of library information systems, underlying technologies, design and types of systems, standards, the implementation process, management, and a few predictions. Chapter 8, Basic Technology Axioms, is both a good teaching platform and a reminder to those who long for the good old days that the potentially good new days are here to stay. The glossary and definitions throughout the work provide a good core for learning to speak modern libraryese. Many chapters have suggested bibliographies of Web and print resources. Although this is an introduction, the section on Requests for Proposals (RFPs) merits fuller discussion because this is one of the most crucial parts of the process. -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist


Table of Contents

Part I The Broader Context
Chapter 1 The Evolution of LIS and Enabling Technologies
Chapter 2 The Library Information Systems Marketplace
Part II The Technologies
Chapter 3 Design of Library Information Systems
Chapter 4 Open Systems
Chapter 5 Telecommunications and Networks
Chapter 6 Standards and Standards Organizations
Part III Management Issues
Chapter 7 Planning for Information Technology
Chapter 8 Basic Technology Axioms
Chapter 9 The Impact of Technology on Library Services
Chapter 10 System Selection and Implementation
Chapter 11 Usability of Systems
Chapter 12 Managing Library Information Systems
Part IV Furture Considerations
Chapter 13 Technology Trends
Chapter 14 Digital Libraries
Conclusions
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