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Title:Preventing failure in library automation
Author(s):Auld, Lawrence W.S.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Abstract:Attempts to automate libraries encounter the same kind of difficulties as do attempts to automate other aspects of our lives; while some of these difficulties are soluble, others must be deemed failures. A failure by its very nature tends to be spectacular, but its prevention seems dull in comparison. Remedial action, usually drastic and appearing to the bewildered onlooker as a form of witchcraft, provides a bigger show; nevertheless, the focal point of this paper is the less spectacular one of preventing failure in library automation.
Issue Date:1968
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Carroll, D.E. (ed). 1968 Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 29-38.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (6th : 1968)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1968 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-07

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