A unified automation system using VTLS for academic libraries in Finland
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Abstract: During a period of five years (1989-1993) all academic libraries in Finland (20 institutions) will install the same local library system and will be connected with each other through the Finnish academic data communication network FUNET. The software uses Hewlett Packard 3000 series'' computers and has been developed by the US company VTLS Inc. This library network LINNEA will also include an auxiliary central system with a union catalogue, and various authority files as well as some other functions for the whole network. The selection process and the adaptation of the software has been carried out by the Automation Unit of Finnish Research Libraries which also assists individual libraries in installing the software.