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Title: Organizational considerations relating to the implementation and use of management information systems
Author(s): Heim, Kathleen M.
Subject(s): Library administration --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Management information systems
Abstract: A management information system (MIS) is the process and structure used by an organization to identify, collect, evaluate, transfer, and utilize information in order to fulfill its objectives. It is a system that provides management with information to make decisions, evaluate alternatives, measure performance, and detect situations requiring corrective action. For library managers to utilize an MIS in their operations, precise and well-defined data categories are required as Runyon points out in his discussion of the need for systems to assemble elusive and fugitive library statistical measures. Bommer and Chorba (1982) have described the use of MIS for academic and special libraries in a more highly evolved mode that of a decision support system with detailed consideration of management reporting as a means of better identification of the activities, problems and needs of users. Dowlin (1980 and in these proceedings) has consistently presented examples of evermore refined "up-and-running" MIS in library settings with an emphasis on system components and decision-making.
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: 59-71.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (19th : 1982)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1161
ISBN: 0-87845-068-8
ISSN: 0069-4789
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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