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Library support through automation: the California State University and Colleges plan for library automation

Journal of library automation [June 1975]

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Copyright (c) 1975 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: The nineteen campuses of the California State University and Colleges (CSUC) are spread across a distance equal to that between Maine and North Carolina. The extreme distances between the individual campuses and the enormity of the student population served, one quarter million FTE, lead to a variety of problem types and levels for library automation. It is within this context that a systemwide approach using standardized equipment, procedures, and techniques for library automation is being developed and coordinated for the California State University and Colleges. As a result of over two years'' planning, specifications, schedules, and budgets have evolved for a ten-year program leading to a total system of library automation for the nineteen libraries. In this article, software, hardware, procedural, and operational components of the CSUC systemwide approach to library automation are reviewed with specific emphasis on the time periods involved, the phasing of implementation, and finally, the costs and benefits anticipated from this project.


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Publication Year:1975
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 8 Number 2
Issue:June 1975
Page(s):98-114
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Libraries: California State University and Colleges
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2091
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00