Volume 17, Number 1 January 2000
The importance of automation literacy
These days, librarians are required to know more and more about
by Gwen Gregory
Presents a favorable review of "Introduction to Automation for
Librarians," fourth edition, ($60) by William Saffady, published in
1999 by the American Library Association of Chicago, IL. Says that
in this 339-page edition the author presents a "survey of
technologies applicable to library operations." States that since
the first edition, there have been massive changes in library
automation and today it is practically impossible to be a librarian
without using automation. Notes that the first section is a general
introduction to computing and related technologies and the second
section "covers library automation concepts and discusses systems
and services that automate specific library operations." Remarks
that the quality of some of the illustrations is mediocre, but says
that it " will serve as a good beginning for new information
professionals or as a handy review source for the rest of us."
Includes one product source guide.
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