Library Information Systems: From Library Automation to Distributed Information Access Solutions

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Libraries Unlimited, 2002 - Information storage and retrieval systems - 287 pages
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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

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Contents

1The Evolution of LIS and Enabling Technologies
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2 The Library Information Systems Marketplace
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THE TECHNOLOGIES
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About the author (2002)

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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