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Selection and Use of Telecommunications Consultants for Library Automation

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Title: Selection and Use of Telecommunications Consultants for Library Automation
Author(s): Perry, Rodney B.
Subject(s): Libraries --Communication systems Telecommunication in libraries Library science --Technological innovations Library science --Data processing Libraries --Automation
Abstract: Data communications for library automation systems have emerged rapidly as a major consideration for library systems personnel, automation planners and library managers. The consequences of wrong choices in data communications are at least as serious as those for wrong choices regarding automation of library operations. Libraries installing automation systems, however, must make decisions in order to operate. It is an area where libraries should seek the best available help to assist them in clarifying options and reducing uncertainties. This article will describe the factors involved in selection and use of telecommunications consultants; particular focus will be given to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and the characteristics of telecommunications for library automation which play a part in the selection and use of consultants. The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) in Rochester, New York is used as a primary example.
Issue Date: 1984
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In J.L. Divilbiss, ed. 1984. Telecommunications : making sense of new technology and new legislation. Papers presented at the 1984 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 10-23.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (21st : 1984)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1226
ISBN: 0-87845-072-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1984.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-10
 

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