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The anatomy of failure in library applications of computer technology

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Title: The anatomy of failure in library applications of computer technology
Author(s): Axford, H. William; Axford, Lavonne Brady
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Library science --Data processing Failure Community college libraries
Abstract: This paper is an analysis of a community college district's attempt to introduce computer technology into the operation of its five libraries. In spite of the fact that the conversion from the Dewey Decimal Classification system to the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system, which initiated the effort, began about nine years ago, the basic causes of failure are as relevant today as they were then because they are rooted in the minds of those responsible for them: librarians, computer specialists and institutional executives. Involved in the project were five libraries serving the district's five campuses, a centralized acquisitions and processing unit (referred to here as library technical services or LTS) responsible for ordering and cataloging materials for the district's five libraries, and the district's computer center.
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Problems and failures in library automation: Papers presented at the 1978 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 23-26, 1978, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 90-102.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (15th : 1978)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1086
ISBN: 0-87845-050-5
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-06-30
 

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