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Library Automation in Transitional Societies : Lessons from Eastern Europe - Andrew Lass

Library Automation in Transitional Societies

Lessons from Eastern Europe

By: Andrew Lass (Editor), Richard Quandt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195132625
Number Of Pages: 468

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This is a collection of papers from a 1997 conference that attempted to assess the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's efforts to modernize Eastern European libraries after the fall of communism. Looking primarily at Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the international panel of contributors cover library automation, library policy, and management strategy.

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"The twenty-nine essays included in this work......offer a plethora of details on the evolution of libraries in parts of the world less addressed by studies of comparative librarianship." - - L&C Book Reviews

Introductionp. 3
Library Policy and the State
Library Automation: Fortunes and Miseries in Polandp. 23
Developing National Information Infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe: The Content-versus-Conduit Debatep. 28
A Coordinator's View of the Impact of Policy on the Financing and the Managing of Library Automationp. 45
Libraries of Central and Eastern Europe: Basic Dilemmasp. 59
The Changes in the Functions of University Libraries and of Educational Policy in Poland After 1989p. 74
In Search of an Optimum Model of Developmentp. 83
Case Histories
Automation and Academic Libraries in Hungary: Theory and Practice in a Period of New Challengesp. 93
Automation in the National Library in Warsaw: From an In-House System to INNOPACp. 104
The Retrospective Conversion of the Catalog in the Library of the American Studies Center, Warsaw Universityp. 113
CASLIN, Priorities of the Czech National Library, and Government Policy on Information and Librariesp. 120
Cooperation, Consortia, Compatibility, Connectivity: The Case of CASLINp. 134
Some Problems with Library Automation in the KOLIN Library Consortiump. 141
Realization of the CASLIN Project in the Slovak National Library and Its Impact on the Automation of Libraries in Slovakiap. 153
The Aleph Implementation at the National Library of the Czech Republicp. 168
Cataloging, Authority Control, Retroconversion, Subject Headings, Search, and Union Catalogues
A Retrospective Conversion: The Case of Debrecenp. 183
The Retrospective Conversion in Czech Librariesp. 196
The Implementation of an Automated System at the University Library in Bratislava, Slovakiap. 204
Cataloging Standards in Czech Librariesp. 219
Evolution of Authority File Work in Polandp. 224
The Union Catalog: Different Library Systems, Different Solutionsp. 235
New Possibilities for Information Retrievalp. 251
Why, and How to, Translate a Subject Heading System: Authority Control Provides a Solutionp. 267
Integrating Internet Resources into the Library Catalogp. 284
Knowledge and Information Processingp. 293
The Dissemination and Archival Storage of Old Materials as Electronic Documentsp. 313
The Automation of Special Collections: General Issuesp. 327
Management Issues
The Sequencing of Automation in Central and East European Research Librariesp. 335
Managing Delays: The Micropolitics of Time in the Czech and Slovak Automation Projectsp. 345
The Krakow Project: Problems of Managementp. 360
Staffing Patterns for Academic Libraries of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the CIS Countriesp. 374
Staff Preparation for Automationp. 399
Interactions Between Library Automation and Staff and Patron Trainingp. 407
The Special Role of the Hungarian National Library in the Formation and Management of Consortiap. 420
The Human Aspects of Library Automationp. 427
The Contribution of Integrated Library Services to the Ensuring of Quality Servicesp. 443
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ISBN: 9780195132625
ISBN-10: 0195132629
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.94 x 15.04  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.94