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Many libraries in developed countries have automated theirhousekeeping functions a few developing countries have already mademoves towards automation while others are still planning for it. Theplanning process in library automation is highlighted. Aspects such assetting objectives assessing the...
Developments in the Library of Congress and British Library aresurveyed as they relate to new technology and its impact on libraries.Featured are the LCs Machine Readable Collections Reading Room remoteaccess to LC databases and a cable TV project the BLs Information UK2000 project and the UK...
The establishment in Troon Public Library, Scotland, by the MarrEducational Trust of an educational resource facility is recounted. Themicrocomputer hardware and software and audiovisual resources aredescribed and the nature of the services offered to members of thepublic explained. The success...
The establishment and development of two automation events forlibrarians and information officers in England and Scotland areoutlined. Some details are presented of the Library Technology Fair tobe held at Hatfield Polytechnic in 1990 and of the most recent Microfairheld in Paisley College in 1989.
The history of automation in the libraries of the University ofMichigan is outlined and a detailed study is presented of the strategicplanning and implementation of the MIRLYN integrated library system.Emphasis is also placed on the evolution of new management structures inthe Library to deal...
The present state of the library CDROM market is briefly commentedon and a number of recent products and developments are examined.Featured are products and services from the British Library commercialplans and products of Mirrorsoft Ltd the BEST database products fromUS Government agencies and...
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