1982: Library Automation as a Source of Management Information

 

19th Clinic on Library Applications for Data Processing (1982). Edited by F. Wilfrid Lancaster.

The nineteenth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing was held at the Illini Union, University of Illinois, April 25-28, 1982. In the last twenty years, two of the most significant developments in the library field have been the increase in the adoption of automated procedures and growing interest in the measurement and evaluation of library services. Yet, the marriage of these two trends that is, the use of automated systems as sources of data to permit improved management and decision-making has not been a major focus of professional interest. The 1982 clinic sought to correct this situation by focusing attention on the management information component of automated systems in libraries. As far as the organizers are aware, this was the first conference to deal in toto with this particular topic.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Shank, Russell (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982)
    Calvin Mooers's Law has long been one of my favorites. I often use it as an excuse for irrational behavior in library management. Over twenty years ago, Calvin Mooers commented: "An information retrieval system will tend ...

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  • Olsgaard, John N. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982)
    Most of the presentations given at this clinic have made two assumptions: that library managers understand the functioning and capabilities of automated systems; and, given that they understand the system, that they will ...

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  • Mullin, Wayne (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982)
    When Professor Lancaster called to ask if I would be willing to give a paper on management aspects of the Geac Online Circulation System,* I was both elated and apprehensive because the University of Arizona was in ...

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  • Kennedy, Robert A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982)
    Not the least of the benefits of automating libraries and information centers is the enhanced ability to monitor processes and services, to collect, structure, analyze, and report critical or useful data hitherto ...

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  • Jacob, Mary Ellen; Kaske, Neal K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1982)
    What do the terms management, information and system imply? Management implies control, monitoring and some type of role. Information is more than data, and it is not always knowledge it can lead to knowledge. The term ...

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