Informática e Documentação

quinta-feira, outubro 28, 2004

Algumas referências sobre automação de Bibliotecas

Salter, Ann A. "Integrated Library System Software for Smaller Libraries." Library and Technology Reports 39, no. 3 (2003).

As Salter explains in this issue's introduction, the report "focuses on the process for acquiring an ILS for a small library... It is a study of current practice, a planning tool, and a guide for developing and implementing a selection process in finding the right ILS for a particular library--specifically the small library in the special library setting. In addition, it briefly describes many vendors and their products."

Prestebak, Jane and Konnie Wightman. “Losing Our Drawers. Shopping for a New Automation System? Our Survey Asked School Librarians To Rate the Major Vendors.” School Library Journal 46, no. 10 (2000), 66-73.

Describes the results of a survey of school librarians that investigated satisfaction with their selection of library automation systems. Discusses purchasing decisions; networking; Web-based systems; user friendliness; efficiency and usability; vendor integrity; technical support; training; documentation; authority control; links to Internet sites in the catalog; barcodes; and future considerations.

Breeding, Marshall. "Migration Down Innovation Up: Automated System Marketplace 2004." Library Journal 129, no. 6 (2004), 46-58.

This is the newest edition to Library Journal's annual automation system marketplace overview. It is an annual source for gauging the trends in the library automation marketplace and includes a detailed profile of the leading vendors in the field. Access this article at the Library Journal web site.

Breeding, Marshall. "Integrated Library Software: A Guide to Multiuser, Multifunction Systems." Library Technology Reports 40, no. 1 (2004).

As Breeding states in this issue's introduction, this report "provides information on the current slate of library automation systems designed for many simultaneous users. These multiuser systems would be used by medium-sized and large libraries or by library consortia."

Manifold, Alan. “A Principled Approach To Selecting an Automated Library System.” Library Hi Tech 18, no. 2 (2000), 119-29.

Offers suggestions for libraries selecting automated systems based on experiences at Purdue University. Highlights include the institutional context; long-term versus short-term benefits; involving staff and users throughout the process; request for proposals; negotiating contracts; evaluating vendors; and communicating.

Waller, Nicole. "Model RFP for Integrated Library System Products." Library Technology Reports 39, no. 4 (2003).

As Waller explains in this issue's introduction, "the central tool in the acquisition of a library system is the request for proposal (RFP), a document comprising instructions to bidders, systems and functional requirements, support and hardware specifications, acceptance testing, and reliability requirements. An RFP seeks information from vendors about already-developed systems or systems in development slated for near-term release. A library does not expect any vendor to satisfy all its requirements. After receiving proposals, the library staff selects a vendor whose product strikes the optimal balance between price and desired function."