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Library Automation: Core Concepts and Practical Systems Analysis, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781591589228
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Edition: 3
Publication Date: 2014-03-26
Number of pages: 279
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Recent advances in technology such as cloud computing, recent industry standards such as RFID, bibliographic standards like RDA and BIBFRAME, the increased adoption of open source integrated library systems (ILS), and continued shift in users' expectations have increased the complexity of the decision regarding ILS for all types of libraries.

• Addresses a key question: Should media centers and small libraries focus only on commercially available software, or would it be advantageous to choose open source software?

• Provides an in-depth treatment of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) and a six-phase systems analysis and design approach

• Covers a wide range of topics, including open source software selection and evaluation, joining consortia, designing and developing in-house integrated automated library systems (ILS), usability principles and assessment methods, and project management

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