Enhancing the processing environment: the development of a technical services workstation
Entlich, Richard~Fenwick, William; Zang, Dongming
Copyright (c) 1992 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: Although automation had an early impact on technical services operations, the rate of progress has been slow. Recently there has been a great deal of professional interest in the concept of a "cataloger''s workstation," a customized configuration of hardware and software designed to enhance the processing environment. A project was undertaken by the staff in the Albert R. Mann Library to design and implement a technical services workstation (TSW) for cataloging and acquisitions staff. Using inexpensive and readily available products, the project showed that microcomputers can provide significant benefits for processing staff. Technical Services staff have only begun to exploit the power of microcomputers, however, and new developments in computing and networking will have a significant impact on the technical services workstation of the future.