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Title:Negotiating an automated circulation system: The librarian's viewpoint
Author(s):Boss, Richard W.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Abstract:I think that it was my experience in a contracts course in law school that convinced me that I should not be a lawyer, but since then I've found that no librarian's work today is entirely free of legal problems. This is just one of the increasing complexities of librarianship that make it challenging and enjoyable. I'm not sure that my courses in law school increased my ability to negotiate for a circulation system. That was confirmed to me when, in preparation for this speech today, I looked at the last contract that we negotiated. In rereading it only a matter of months later, many of the provisions in it seem naive. In the final analysis, it comes down to the fact that no contract can offer absolute protection in all circumstances.
Issue Date:1977
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Negotiating for computer services: Papers presented at the 1977 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 24-27, 1977, ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 54-65.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (14th : 1977)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1978.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-30

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