Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A by Dania Bilal

By Dania Bilal

This up to date and elevated moment version bargains the newest findings and practices for library automation within the twenty first century. With a pragmatic, systematic strategy, Bilal covers the full spectrum of steps and actions desirous about the automation technique. even supposing this article doesn't prescribe a selected approach or procedure, it bargains specified guidance to permit either the amateur and the pro librarian to make informed judgements and steer clear of expensive errors whilst automating for the 1st time, upgrading an present procedure, or migrating from one automatic method to another.

Show description

Read or Download Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A Microcomputer-Based Approach, 2nd Edition PDF

Similar library & information science books

The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know

To do strong educational learn, students have to glance past the pc seek engine. This brief, useful booklet introduces scholars to the $64000 elements of the information-seeking strategy. the weather of Library study presents a beginning for fulfillment in any study project, from a freshman paper to a senior thesis.

ABC, Follow Me! Phonics Rhymes and Crafts Grades K-1 (Linworth Learning)

Get strong studying effects with phonics! train scholars in Grades K-1 the fundamentals of phonemic knowledge to extend analyzing abilities. ·These classes comprise playful tale hour rhymes and actions to supply direct guideline in phonics and phonemic understanding unique to get strong studying effects ·The classes are easy-to-implement and correlated to nationwide criteria.

Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage

Crowdsourcing, or asking most of the people to assist give a contribution to shared pursuits, is more and more renowned in reminiscence associations as a device for digitising or computing great quantities of information. This ebook brings jointly for the 1st time the accumulated knowledge of foreign leaders within the thought and perform of crowdsourcing in cultural background.

The RDA Workbook: Learning the Basics of Resource Description and Access

Even if a library catalogs its personal fabrics or no longer, librarians nonetheless have to have a few realizing of RDA. Designed for use via educational, public, and faculty librarians, this can be the proper advent. • makes a speciality of the recent RDA principles and conventions and their implementation, really in smaller libraries the place there are not any specialist catalogers• offers FRBR and different features of RDA's theoretical framework in comprehensible phrases• encompasses a step by step advisor to making bibliographic files for print and digital books, video clips, and different codecs• comprises speedy courses, routines, a thesaurus of phrases, and a listing of extra assets

Extra resources for Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A Microcomputer-Based Approach, 2nd Edition

Example text

Integrated Modules Versus Stand-Alone Systems An integrated automated system is preferred over a stand-alone system, even when one module is purchased at a time. In an integrated system, as modules are added over time, the modules will share one common database and interface with one another. This interface provides users with improved services. With an integrated system that includes modules for circulation, OPAC, cataloging, acquisitions, and serials, a user The Automation Marketplace The microcomputer-based automation marketplace is growing rapidly.

S. S. S. 2 Selected networking companies 134 Page xvii Forward Dania Meghabghab's guide for automating media centers and small libraries is long-awaited by educators of media specialists and practitioners in the field. Most of us have had to collect a number of documents covering various aspects of automation before we could begin to make sense of the process and visualize the steps we would need to take before a completed online catalog would be in use in our library or media center. This volume explains the process step by step for librarians and media specialists starting to automate, or wishing to update or migrate to another automated system.

Software designed for automation can operate on three categories of computers: mainframes, miniframes, and microcomputers. The first category is suitable for large academic, research, and public libraries with millions of titles in their collections. The second category is appropriate for medium-sized libraries with collections of more than 300,000 titles. The third category is recommended for all types of small libraries, such as media centers, corporate libraries, medical libraries, and public libraries with smaller collections.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 13 votes