Based on information and data from 113 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members that were gathered and updated between March and August 1986, this publication was generated from a database developed by ARL to provide timely, comparable information about the extent and nature of automation within the ARL community. Trends in automation are traced in the areas of operating status, locally developed and amended vendor systems, system extent beyond the library, ownership status, public access, and amount of integration; and comparative responses from 1985 and 1986 are presented for the number and percentage of libraries reporting automation status and integrated status. In addition, this document includes: an introduction summarizing trends in automation and changes from the 1985 inventory; the survey letter, instruction and code sheet, and automated in-house systems listing; a listing of libraries and contact persons; listings sorted by function; complete listings of all functions in alphabetical order by library; and comments. (KM)O13 PURDUE UNIVERSITY. COM Catalog uses ... GEAC Database. Cataloging Utility purchases machine records from National Library of Canada. ... Database Conversion is complete except for Law Library, which is in process. O1O RICEanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Automation Inventory of Research Libraries, 1986|
|Author||:||Maxine K. Sitts|
|Publisher||:||Association of Research Libr - 1986-01-01|