Opening Part III, Howard Graves, systems librarian/cataloger, offers some words of advice from his experience. Time management, planning, and continuing education—self-improvement in matters of automation—are critical to successful performance.
In Chapter 13, volume co-editor Gerard B. McCabe discusses the best configuration of a library building to offer most usability of the new electronic information services. Experienced library consultants have identified the need for a new paradigm for academic library buildings. As libraries move into the electronic and teaching library concept, modifications of space will assist in providing the services smoothly and efficiently. McCabe notes the variety of options that academic libraries are using to accommodate full-service workstations from which students can access not only their library’s online catalog, but local databases, catalogs, and databases of other libraries, by moving through the Internet and the World Wide Web as well. The modifications that some libraries will require are borne out by his brief report of a recent building experience.
In the concluding chapters, two former graduate students in Clarion’s Department of Library Science offer overviews of recent literature. In Chapter 14, Catherine S. Cervarich presents bibliographic material covering system migration. The editors found it particularly striking that the literature on migration of online systems is growing; however, as noted in the introduction to this volume, many libraries have yet to go beyond participation in shared cataloging through OCLC. Her review of articles concerned with timing of a change is interesting to the editors too, because of the experience