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  • 1. Library Automation Beverly Griffin beverly.griffin@eagles.usm.edu
  • 2. What is Library Automation? Library automation is computer and technology usage in the library and in library functions.http://ihome.ust.hk/~lblkt/diploma/libauto/libauto.html Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 2
  • 3. What are the Areas of Library Automation?  Library function automation  Electronic resources such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, e- books, etc.  Remote electronic resources such as the Internet  Office automation such as word-processing spreadsheets, databases, etc. Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 3
  • 4. Players in Library Automation Librarians Supervisors and managers IT Coordinator and staff Library staff Patrons Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 4
  • 5. Top Library Automation Products Ex Libris Alma OCLC’s Web-scale Management Services SirsiDynix’s Symphony Innovative Interface’s Millennium Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 5
  • 6. Library Automation Needs AssessmentWhat areas need to be assessed?1. Demographics such as town population size, library service area, collection size, and circulation statistics2. Environmental constraints such as updated wiring in building, accommodation of extra computers , and adequate phone lines3. Physical assessment of library collection, which includes areas to increase titles, items to withdraw, and implementation of weeding project. Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 6
  • 7. Library Automation Needs Assessment4. Collection of data about specific items in the collection such as adult and children’s, reference, periodicals, etc.5. Circulation information for number of patrons and special patron categories6. Acquisitions that include the number of new items purchased each year, purchasing vendors, and usage statistics7. Budget assessment that include purchase of software and hardware Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 7
  • 8. Library Automation Costs Cost of planning and consulting Purchase of the system, hardware, and software Purchase of network specific technology Convert to machine- readable format http://ihome.ust.hk/~lblkt/diploma/libauto/libauto.html Access to external databases Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 8
  • 9. Advantages of Library Automation Improves services and quality of output Provides services and needs that cannot be done by a manual system Sharing of library resources Offers information that can only appear in an electronic format such as CD-ROM, Internet resources, databases, etc. Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 9
  • 10. Disadvantages of Library Automation Loss of commitment Vendor viability Needs support of higher-level administrators Extra computer center support Inadequate resources Changes in the organization Attitudes of the staff and patrons Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 10
  • 11. Selected Sources Breeding, M. (2011). Automation Marketplace 2011: The New Frontier. Library Journal. Retrieved from http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/889533- 264/automation_marketplace_2011_the_new.html.csp. Colorado State Library. (2010). Preparation Needs Assessment. Basics of Library Automation. Retrieved from http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/technology/atauto.htm. Lam, K. T. (2002). Lecture Notes: Issues in Library Automation. Retrieved from The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education Diploma in Teacher Leadership, http://ihome.ust.hk/~lblkt/diploma/libauto/libauto.html. Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 11
  • 12. Thank you for your attention.What are your thoughts on improving library automation in your local library? Library and Technology Instructional Presentation 12

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