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Title:Problems of government bureaucracy when contracting for turnkey computer systems
Author(s):Kountz, John C.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Government bureaucracy
California state government
Abstract:There is no single or best approach to portray the idiosyncrasies, real and imaginary, involved in contracting in most organizations. However, all this is simplified when the scope of discussion is narrowed to state bureaucracies, and becomes "duck soup" when the state is identified which in this case is California. Furthermore, in the state of California if those goods and services relate to data processing, massive amounts of unnecessary research are replaced by massive amounts of wasted time interspersed with concentrated effort. This will not be a brief statement of experience, bracketed by remarks and followed by three questions from the floor and a smiling retreat. Instead, the following is a somewhat fictionalized account of real events, of things done by real people to each other. These people are still plying their trades, and many of these real events have yet to become history.
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: 24-34.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (15th : 1978)
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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