Compiles the experiences of systems librarians in an academic setting.
Anyone involved in systems work for libraries will benefit from this masterful compilation written from the authors' experience in academic backgrounds. Whether the reader is a student pursuing a career in library systems or information technology, or an employee in a library systems office or in a supporting information technology division, the advice and descriptions in this book will prove helpful to readers involved in systems work related to any type of library.
Chapters begin with planning and proceed through every possible aspect of the relationships and work involved for successful cooperation among libraries and information technology services. Topics include staffing and reporting lines, inter-organizational relationships and proceed through training, daily, and periodic operations to research and new technologies. A series of resource materials and a list of additional reading conclude the book.
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction and Rationale Some Historical Notes Planning Staffing and Reporting Lines Communication Inter-Organizational Relationships Development Service and Support Training Daily and Periodic Operations CD-ROM and DVD Space Research and New Technologies Summary Resource Materials Web Site URLs References Additional Reading Keywords/Index