•   Needs an accurate and    efficient information    retrieval system•   The information retrieval    system should be:  ...
   An automation    system!    › Does the “heavy      lifting” for you!   Components of an    automation system:    › Ci...
• Speedy check in and  checkout• Use of barcodes and  scanning devices assist  in inventory• Savings in storage  space com...
•   Individual circulation    records are private. Follow    ALA/AASL guidelines    http://www.ala.org/aasl/a    aslissues...
   Cataloging links    the collections    together. Functions    include:     › Adding MARC       records     › Printing ...
   Important aspects of    an OPAC are:    › Ease of use    › Choice of search      options (basic or      advanced)    ›...
   Require electricity   Require backup to    prevent loss of data   May be    compromised by    hacking
•   Four areas where    automation is able to help:    – Scheduling    – Circulation    – Inventory    – Overdue notices &...
   Staff work schedules   Hours of operation   Collaboration efforts   Class research   Teaching time   Testing sche...
•   Knowing what is in                                    the school library’s                                    collecti...
•   Modification of printed    notices to maintain    privacy following    ALA/AASL guidelines    http://www.ala.org/aa   ...
   Automation systems    in the school library    do so much!   This book is a    valuable source for    helping you lea...
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An automation system for the school library

  1. 1. • Needs an accurate and efficient information retrieval system• The information retrieval system should be: • Easy to use • Electronic • Able to maintain confidentiality for: • Student assessment records • Information retrieval
  2. 2.  An automation system! › Does the “heavy lifting” for you! Components of an automation system: › Circulation › Cataloging › Online Catalog Access
  3. 3. • Speedy check in and checkout• Use of barcodes and scanning devices assist in inventory• Savings in storage space compared to card files• Fast way to evaluate the collection• Monitor usage statistics easily and accurately
  4. 4. • Individual circulation records are private. Follow ALA/AASL guidelines http://www.ala.org/aasl/a aslissues/positionstatements /conflibrecds• Sort by: • Date • Type of materials • Subject • Other• Generate reports for promoting school library activity, especially surrounding programming or event
  5. 5.  Cataloging links the collections together. Functions include: › Adding MARC records › Printing shelf lists › Producing collection statistics reports
  6. 6.  Important aspects of an OPAC are: › Ease of use › Choice of search options (basic or advanced) › Integrated search results (federated searching)
  7. 7.  Require electricity Require backup to prevent loss of data May be compromised by hacking
  8. 8. • Four areas where automation is able to help: – Scheduling – Circulation – Inventory – Overdue notices & other communications with users (stakeholders)
  9. 9.  Staff work schedules Hours of operation Collaboration efforts Class research Teaching time Testing schedule More…
  10. 10. • Knowing what is in the school library’s collection is important for collection development • Many districts require• Consider conducting a yearly inventoryinventory when the lack ofcirculating books will not bedisruptive to students havingbooks in their hands to read
  11. 11. • Modification of printed notices to maintain privacy following ALA/AASL guidelines http://www.ala.org/aa sl/aaslissues/positionst atements/conflibrecds• May add information as needed for notices• Reduces time- consuming manual tasks
  12. 12.  Automation systems in the school library do so much! This book is a valuable source for helping you learn more!
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