Automating Media Centers and Small Libraries: A Microcomputer-Based Approach

This updated and expanded second edition offers the latest findings and practices for library automation in the 21st century. With a practical, systematic approach, Bilal covers the entire spectrum of steps and activities involved in the automation process. Although this text does not prescribe a specific system or approach, it offers detailed guidelines to enable both the novice and the seasoned librarian to make educated decisions and avoid costly mistakes when automating for the first time, upgrading an existing system, or migrating from one automated system to another.