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Calling all LIS students and faculty

As I monitor the use of Library Technology Guides, I observe that this Web site finds use in many library automation courses offered in graduate school of library and information science. I see many in-bound links coming from course pages and I get many inquires from graduate students on a variety of issues related to library automation. Iím always delighted to receive these requests and I try to respond to the best of my ability and time constraints.

It would be great, however, if those that make use of the resources in Library Technology Guides could provide some assistance in its maintenance. One of the most time-consuming aspects of the site, for example, involves maintaining the lib-web-cats database. Iím working to make it a much more comprehensive resource of libraries throughout the world and the automation systems they use.

If you find Library Technology Guides to be a worthy resource as a LIS student or faculty member, please consider lending a hand in the expansion of lib-web-cats or any other aspect of the site.

Possible contributions might include:

  • Class projects focused on adding libraries and automation data from a particular geographic region not already well represented. The database currently covers the English-speaking world better than others. (See: Site Statistics)
  • Those with skills in other languages are especially encouraged to submit data on libraries in their areas of interest and expertise.
  • Systematic review of the libraries using any given automation system, helping to identify all the libraries that use it currently or have used it it the past.
  • Systematic reviews of the entries of selected states and countries to fill in any missing data, especially for those where the automation system used continues to be undetermined.
  • Gathering detailed information on the history of companies involved in library automation.
  • General assessment of the Web site and recommendations for improvements.
  • I would also be happy to support any student interested in a more in-depth assignment involving Library Technology Guides or other research projects in library automation as an intern or practicum assignment.

Please contact me if you would like further information on ways that you can contribute to Library Technology Guides. I really appreciate your assistance.

Whether or not you are able to contribute, I encourage you to drop me a note if your class makes use of Library Technology Guides. As I seek ways to sustain the site, it would be very useful for me to be able to document the way library schools make use of its resources.

Aug 3, 2008 19:14:16
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