LIB 630 Classification and CatalogingProcessingandAutomationSpring 2013
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 2ProcessingEverything done to a bibliographicitem after it is acquired by a library,before it is placed on the shelf,including accessioning, cataloging,stamping, labeling, numbering,jacketing, etc. In some libraries,items in process are identified as suchin the online catalog. The user mayrequest that processing be expeditedif an item is urgently needed.Compare with technical processing.
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 3technical processingAll the activities and processesconcerned with acquiring,organizing, preparing, andmaintaining library collections,including cataloging and physicalprocessing, usually accomplished"behind the scenes" by the technicalservices department of a library.When the department isunderstaffed, arrears mayaccumulate. See also: centralizedprocessing.
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 4The process of processing materialsSample procedureYour mileage will vary, ofcourse, because everylibrary does things a littledifferently!
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 6See also their
Policies for processing proceduresWhy? Because written policies:April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 7
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 8What is Library Automation?Library automation can be definedsimply as the use of computer andnetworking technologies in the library.School Library AutomationBy K.T. Lam for the In-service TrainingCourse for Teacher-Librarians Organized bythe HK Education Department
library automation The design and implementation of evermore sophisticated computer systems toaccomplish tasks originally done by hand inlibraries. Beginning in the 1960s with thedevelopment of the machine-readablecatalog record (MARC), the process ofautomation has expanded to include thecore functions of acquisitions, catalogingand authority control, serials control,circulation and inventory, and interlibraryloan and document delivery.April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 9
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 10Basic elements in automationThe CIRCULATION SYSTEM tracks thestatus of all LMC materials that circulate.The ONLINE CATALOG provides instantaccess to catalog records as well as inventorydata and brief acquisitions records via powerfulinteractive searching and help capabilities.The ACQUISITIONS SYSTEM managesordering functions, from entering order datathrough claiming items ordered but notreceived.SERIALS CHECK-IN maintains records ofjournals, magazines, and other items receivedperiodically.Automation for the School Library Media Center.ERIC Digest Publication Date: 1990-11-00
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 11 Top Recommended SitesLibrary of Congress Online Catalogs(No. 1)ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA (No. 2)Highly Recommended
Follett’s Destiny 11.0 release heightens supportof digital learningFollett announced the release of Destiny 11.0 with significantimprovements to help create an interactive, digital learningenvironment with Follett eBooks, as well as continue todramatically drive library efficiency. A key feature of Destiny11.0 addresses the improvements Follett made to its capabilitiesfor using eBooks and mobile devices to support digital learning,including a Destiny Quest mobile app for Kindle Fire devices tofurther support the 21st century learner. The app currentlysupports users of Apple and Android devices.• MCHENRY, Ill., March 26, 2013April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 12
April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 13Other automation systems for school librariesnow part ofVia for K-12 LibrariesAtriuum School Library SoftwareWeb-based Library Automation
Alternatives to proprietary systemsThe Case for Open Source Software in theLibrary Market Solutions based on freely distributed software willgive libraries another choice for obtaining the supportservices that best meet the needs of their users. Many library applications are expensive and notresponsive enough to the needs of libraries and theirusers. This is not the fault of libraries or of librarysoftware vendors, almost all of which try very hardwithin the present market conditions to developgood products and services. But current marketingpractices serve as a barrier to cost reduction and tothe enhancement of product quality that couldoccur with different marketing practices.• Ubiquity, Volume 4, Issue 47, Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2004April 20, 2013Processing and Automation 14See also“OpenMinds, OpenBooks, OpenSource”
Some Open Source Library SystemsApril 20, 2013Processing and Automation 15OPALS Open-source Automated Library System is a powerfulcooperatively developed, Web-based, open source program.This alternative technology provides Internet access toinformation databases, library collections and digital archives.Many school, college, research, business, religious and libraryunion catalogs (that provide ILL services) use OPALS. There isno need to install software or purchase expensive computerhardware or software licenses to implement this powerful,turnkey Internet accessible system.
Another alternativeApril 20, 2013Processing and Automation 16