Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A by Dania Bilal

By Dania Bilal

This up to date and extended moment version deals the newest findings and practices for library automation within the twenty first century. With a pragmatic, systematic strategy, Bilal covers the full spectrum of steps and actions concerned about the automation approach. even though this article doesn't prescribe a particular procedure or process, it deals precise directions to allow either the amateur and the pro librarian to make knowledgeable judgements and stay away from expensive errors whilst automating for the 1st time, upgrading an latest process, or migrating from one automatic process to another.

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AUTOMATION SOFTWARE FOR VARIOUS CLASSES OF COMPUTERS Automation software may operate on mainframes, miniframes, or microcomputers. , it may run on both mainframes and microcomputers). Generally speaking, the automation software for miniframes and mainframes is designed to handle the high volume of operations generated in large academic, special, and public libraries or to support a shared automation system in a WAN environment. Most automated systems designed for use in media centers and small libraries are microcomputer-based.

Even when a consultant is hired, the final decision about selecting an automated system should lie with the automation advisory committee, not the consultant. Cost Estimates Budgeting for the automation project requires a cost estimate for the overall project, including ongoing expenses. The cost estimate should include software, hardware, utilities, supplies, personnel, and ongoing expenses. The cost estimate for software includes the automation software and other software that supports the operation of the automated system, such as software for barcode or label production, software for in-house retrospective conversion, or a Web browser to provide access to the OPAC on the Web.

A needs assessment survey of users will indicate their information needs, their concerns about automation, and possible problem areas that must be addressed. Like staff, users need to be educated about automation. The media specialist or information professional should consider providing a workshop about automation to users. In addition, involving users in the automation project may alleviate their fear and, subsequently, will create a positive environment in the workplace. Role of the Automation Advisory Committee It is recommended that an automation advisory committee be formed.

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