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Title:A library management information system in a multi-campus environment
Author(s):Evans, Glyn T.; Beilby, Albert
Subject(s):Library administration --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Abstract:The Office of Library Services in the Central Administration of the State University of New York (SUNY) has, since 1975, been developing a library management information system based on the analysis of library and other bibliographic and academic data which are available in machine readable form. Although primarily designed for the SUNY libraries, the processes are applicable in other academic libraries because of the general availability of the data used in the system. The task has changed over the years as new ideas and opportunities were realized, as new appreciations of the obtained results were attained, and as the technical environment has evolved. Nonetheless, the fundamental structure of the system design has not changed since the first ideas in 1974. This is an interim report. Progress has been agonizingly slow for two reasons. First, the difficulty of obtaining support and resources has been a real hindrance; the work has been squeezed into overcrowded schedules and ever-straitening budgets. Second, many of the machine-readable data which one confidently felt would be available in the late 1970s or very early 1980s are still not available. Some years, at least, will pass before the work can be completed as we see it now. Who knows what new ideas and opportunities will emerge as new results become available? Nonetheless, enough has been achieved to justify this report.
Issue Date:1982
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In F.W. Lancaster, ed. 1982. Library automation as a source of management information: Papers presented at the 1982 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 164-196.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (19th : 1982)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1982.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-06

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