Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis, 3rd Edition (Paperback)Dania Bilal (author)
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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
Number of pages: 279
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
"The third edition of Dania Bilal's Library Automation is a concise and well-organized introduction to library automation, focusing to a significant degree on workflow issues as well as technologies and situating automation within the framework of library management. It is written primarily for readers new to the information professions and has been designed to serve as an introductory text for a course on library automation or digital libraries. Its principal strength is its treatment of the planning processes associated with the installation of a new system or migration from an older system to a new one. . . . If your library supports a LIS educational program or a program for staff development, the third edition Bilal's Library Automation is probably worth adding to the collection." - Technical Services Quarterly