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Title:Computer-derived management information in a special library
Author(s):Kennedy, Robert A.
Subject(s):Library administration --Data processing
Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Management information systems
Special libraries
Abstract: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 largely unavailable or excessively difficult and costly to obtain. Good management of information requires good management information information that is as cogent, correct, current, clear, concise, and complete as cost effectiveness and enlightened decision-making demand. Computeraided information systems offer not only opportunities to gain new insights into the services they support; they challenge the systems designer to build in the feedback necessary to control and improve the systems themselves. The focus of this paper is computer-supplied management information in the special library environment. The particular context is that of an extensively computerized, corporate library network in a large research and development organization Bell Laboratories.
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: 128-147.
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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