By Edwin M. Cortez, Tom Smorch
This guide focuses on the implementation and management of second-generation automated library systems. It advances knowledge of the field by describing the "migration path" of library automated systems. Specifically, the book is intended to give practical directions in procuring a replacement library automated system. As such, the text reviews new approaches to library automation which rely on knowledge gained over the past two decades. In charting the procurement process, the book indicates how to migrate the library's database. It discusses state-of-the-art technology such as scanning and imaging devices, and provides descriptions and analyses of telecommunications and networking technology and issues.