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The task of choosing a software package for a mediumsized library is often difficult. The system usually needs to be sufficiently powerful to cope with tens of thousands of books and at the same time fit within a mediumsized budget for software and hardware. This article looks at the experiences...
This year Book Data reaches its third birthday. The past twelve months have seen steady growth in publisher support and in consolidating our position as a supplier of information services to the home and export book trade. The year ahead will see a series of new product launches in a variety of...
The following article is the first of a pair of articles on the activities recently undertaken by the Commission of the European Communities in the field of libraries. Readers will no doubt be aware that a Plan of Action for Libraries in Europe is proposed, aimed at stimulating costeffective...
When Hull University became the first UK library to install the Geac 8000 system in 1980, the Brynmor Jones Library was fortunate in having programming staff from the University Computer Centre seconded to the Library on a semipermanent basis. By 1986 the programming team, which has varied in...
Future historians, using the documentary evidence remaining, might well be excused for believing that online searching was a major activity in libraries and information services in the 1970s and 80s. The publication of several professional journals and the proceedings of regular, wellattended...
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