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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
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0069-4789
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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