Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis (3rd Revised edition)

Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis (3rd Revised edition)

By: Dania Bilal (author)Paperback

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Recent advances in technology such as cloud computing, recent industry standards such as RFID, bibliographic standards like RDA and BIBFRAME, the increased adoption of open source integrated library systems (ILS), and continued shift in users' expectations have increased the complexity of the decision regarding ILS for all types of libraries. * Addresses a key question: Should media centers and small libraries focus only on commercially available software, or would it be advantageous to choose open source software? * Provides an in-depth treatment of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) and a six-phase systems analysis and design approach * Covers a wide range of topics, including open source software selection and evaluation, joining consortia, designing and developing in-house integrated automated library systems (ILS), usability principles and assessment methods, and project management

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Dania Bilal is professor of information sciences at the School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.


Contents Chapter 1: Integrated Library System (ILS) Defined Chapter 2: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase I: System Identification and Planning Chapter 3: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase II: Gathering User Requirements Chapter 4: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase III: Structure User Requirements and Selecting a System Chapter 5: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase IV: System Implementation, Part 1: Preparing the Collection for the Integrated Library System Chapter 6: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase IV: System Implementation, Part 2: Installation, Testing, Facility, Training, and Tracking System Use Chapter 7: Software, Hardware, and Network Architecture Chapter 8: System (ILS) Migration Chapter 9: Library Automation Life Cycle (LALC)--Phase V: Evaluating System Use Through Usability Chapter 10: Library Automation "On the Move" Appendix A: Sample Request for Proposal by the Brentwood Library, Brentwood, TN References Index

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  • publication date: 30/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781591589228
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 279
  • ID: 9781591589228
  • weight: 635
  • ISBN10: 1591589223
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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