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A new look at large-scale library automation systems: CIL’s annual report from the American Library Association’s summer conference

Computers in libraries [September 1999]


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Abstract: Presents the author''s general impressions of the state of the library automation industry, based on visits to booths of library automation vendors at the ALA conference in New Orleans. Observes that the latest generation of library automation software is slowly beginning to replace software of a previous era. States that with recent changes in hardware and software and the development of the Web, the standard is set for the current generation of the library automation system. Says that its general characteristics will include: a client/server architecture; support for multiple character sets; a Windows-based graphical user interface; a Web interface; a standard relational database management system; import and export of MARC records; and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Includes one reference list.

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Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in libraries
Publication Info:Volume 19 Number 8
Issue:September 1999
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
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Subject: Library automation -- market overviews
Record Number:3589
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00