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Title:Toward a dynamic library
Author(s):Salton, Gerald
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Future technology trends
Disruptive technologies
Abstract:The combination of large memory capacities, intelligent front-end devices for user/system interaction, and distributive computing methodologies have changed the outlook for the mechanization of library processes. Accordingly, the current plans for the design of the library of the future differ from the earlier versions. The piecemeal mechanization efforts and the integration of library processes into a single management system are being replaced by the construction of cooperative library networks and by tentative plans toward a paperless library system which would operate at some future time in a totally new environment. The main considerations in the design of library networks and paperless library systems are outlined in the next section. Some concepts are then introduced which may be utilized in the implementation of an alternative, so-called dynamic library. Finally, a number of specific processes are examined which may be incorporated into the proposed dynamic library system of the future.
Issue Date:1979
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In The role of the library in an electronic society: Papers presented at the 1979 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 60-81.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (16th : 1979)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1979.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-02

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