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BLAZEJ FERET is Deputy Director of the Main Library of the Technical University of Lodz, Poland and is head of the Lodz Consortium of Academic Libraries and the manager for the automation project of the ten libraries using the Horizon ...

Author: Andrew Lass

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195351045

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is a collection of papers from a 1997 conference that attempted to assess the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's efforts to modernize Eastern European libraries after the fall of communism. Looking primarily at Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the international panel of contributors cover library automation, library policy, and management strategy.
2000-02-03 By Andrew Lass

This is a collection of papers from a 1997 conference that attempted to assess the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's efforts to modernize Eastern European libraries after the fall of communism.

Author: Andrew Lass

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195132625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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This is a collection of papers from a 1997 conference that attempted to assess the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's efforts to modernize Eastern European libraries after the fall of communism. Looking primarily at Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, the international panel of contributors cover library automation, library policy, and management strategy.
2000 By Andrew Lass

Library Automation in Transitional Societies: Lessons from Eastern Europe, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 374–98. 30. Sliwińska, Maria, “Staff Preparation for Automation,” in Lass, Andrew and Richard E. Quandt (eds.) ...

Author: Richard E. Quandt

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195146691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

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This book shows how philanthropy can be a primary force in the transfer of technology in transitional societies. It demonstrates the necessity of retraining of people and how this endeavor is as important as the technology itself. It is essentially about Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, with somewhat smaller emphases on Russia, Romania and South Africa. It chronicles, explains, and analyzes western assistance efforts in Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2000 in the context of the political and economic events of the period, with particular emphasis on the activities of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Factors that made transfers more or less successful and the role of social institutions and human factors will be highlighted. Significant illustrations include the creation of a small enterprise sectors, MBA programs, economic programs, and new markets and financial institutions. The material provides the reader with a clear understanding of how institutions for economic education emerged in Central and Eastern Europe, what role of US foundations and academic institutions played, and what the interplay with local personalities involved.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science 42 ( 3 ) : 197-215 . Larson , R. R. 1994. ... Library Automation in Transitional Societies : Lessons from Eastern Europe . Oxford : Oxford University Press , pp . 345-359 .

Author: Christine L. Borgman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250284

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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Will the emerging global information infrastructure (GII) create a revolution in communication equivalent to that wrought by Gutenberg, or will the result be simply the evolutionary adaptation of existing behavior and institutions to new media? Will the GII improve access to information for all? Will it replace libraries and publishers? How can computers and information systems be made easier to use? What are the trade-offs between tailoring information systems to user communities and standardizing them to interconnect with systems designed for other communities, cultures, and languages? This book takes a close look at these and other questions of technology, behavior, and policy surrounding the GII. Topics covered include the design and use of digital libraries; behavioral and institutional aspects of electronic publishing; the evolving role of libraries; the life cycle of creating, using, and seeking information; and the adoption and adaptation of information technologies. The book takes a human-centered perspective, focusing on how well the GII fits into the daily lives of the people it is supposed to benefit. Taking a unique holistic approach to information access, the book draws on research and practice in computer science, communications, library and information science, information policy, business, economics, law, political science, sociology, history, education, and archival and museum studies. It explores both domestic and international issues. The author's own empirical research is complemented by extensive literature reviews and analyses.
2003-01-24 By Christine L. Borgman

In terms of automation, Balkan libraries lag behind their Western counterparts, which began to automate their ... Andrew, and Richard E. Quandt, editors, Library Automation in Transitional Societies: Lessons from Eastern Europe, ...

Author: David H. Stam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136777851

Category: Reference

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Following the format of Fitzroy Dearborn's highly successful International Dictionary of Historic Places and International Dictionary of University Histories, the International Dictionary of Library Histories provides basic information for each institution - location and holdings - followed by an extensive (1,000-5,000 word) essay on its history as well as a Further Reading list. In addition, the dictionary includes introductory articles on the history of various types of libraries and a library history in various regions of the world. The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world's most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. The essays take advantage of the growing scholarship of library history to provide insightful overviews of each institution, including not only the traditional values of these libraries but their innovations as well, such as developments in automated systems and electronic delivery. The profiles will emphasize the unique materials of research in these institutions - archives, manuscripts, personal and institutional papers. The introductory articles on types of libraries include topics ranging from theological libraries to prison libraries, from the ancient to the digital. An international team of more than 200 leading scholars in the field have contributed essays to the project.
2016-01-08 By David H. Stam

Lass, Andrew and Quandt, Richard E. (2000) “Introduction”, in Andrew Lass and Richard E. Quandt (eds) Library Automation in Transitional Societies: Lessons from Eastern Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 3–19.

Author: Anne Elguindi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633206

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A significant shift is taking place in libraries, with the purchase of e-resources accounting for the bulk of materials spending. Electronic Resource Management makes the case that technical services workflows need to make a corresponding shift toward e-centric models and highlights the increasing variety of e-formats that are forcing new developments in the field. Six chapters cover key topics, including: technical services models, both past and emerging; staffing and workflow in electronic resource management; implementation and transformation of electronic resource management systems; the role of the electronic resource librarian in discovery systems, layers and tools; and academic library consortia and the evolving role of electronic resources and technology. The leading chapters include case studies from around the world, and a concluding chapter focuses on the disruptive nature of e-books and how broad adoption of this format is emerging as the tipping point towards holistic ‘resource management’, where separate technical services processes for print and electronic resources are finally merged. An emphasis on ‘access’ within the new technical services model Focuses on the unique attributes of electronic resource management that are distinct from traditional print serials workflows Covers consortia and how membership affects electronic resource management workflows, priorities, and technical processes
2012-10-09 By Anne Elguindi

Library Automation in Transitional Societies: Lessons from Eastern Europe. New York: Oxford University Press. Lasswell, Harold D. 1948. 'The Structure and Function of Communication in Society.' In The Communication of Ideas: A Series of ...

Author: Peter Johan Lor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110267990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Based on his extensive experience in international librarianship, Peter Johan Lor, South Africa's first National Librarian and a former Secretary General of the IFLA, has written the first comprehensive and systematic overview of international and comparative librarianship. His book provides a conceptual framework and methodological guidelines for the field and covers the full range of international relations among libraries and information services, with particular attention to the international political economy of information, the international diffusion of innovations and policy in library and information services, LIS development and international aid. It concludes with a discussion of the practical relevance and future of international and comparative studies in LIS. See a short interview with Peter Lor on his work https://www.ifla.org/node/92590
2019-06-17 By Peter Johan Lor

KATHLEEN A. DOLAN ( Consultants ) , 254 Katz , William A. , 307 Kelowna Software Lid . ... SERVICES ( Retro Con ) , 224 LIBRARY ASSOCIATES ( Consultants ) , 256 Library Automation in Transitional Societies , 307 LIBRARY CO - OP , INC .

Author: Pamela Cibbarelli

Publisher: Information Today Incorporated

ISBN: 1573871400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Published biennially since 1983, the "Directory of Library Automation Software, Systems, and Services is recognized as the primary reference source for software packages used in automating libraries. This entirely new and expanded edition includes information on software for library automation, information management, text retrieval, and citation management. Library automation tools, retrospective conversion products and services, Internet resources on the topic of library automation, database hosts, CD-ROM distributors, library automation books and serials, and over 100 important meetings and conferences are also covered. This new edition contains more comparative information on library applications software than is available from any other source.

I once met a librarian who said that, on the whole, she was in favor of library automation. ... No one knows what happens to a society that shifts from a reliance on heavy industry to a reliance on white-collar and ...

Author: Peter Gellatly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000760033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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This book, first published in 1986, contains the invaluable and enlightening perspectives of an international roster of experts on the state-of-the-art of serials librarianship and the indications for the future of the profession.
2019-12-20 By Peter Gellatly

Managing delay : the micropolitics of time in the Czech and Slovak automation projects . In Library automation in transitional societies : lessons from Eastern Europe , edited by A. Lass and R. E. Quandt .

Author: Jean Anker

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ISBN: IND:30000007867785

Category: Information services

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Vols. 4-24 include Communications of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA-FIAB).
2003 By Jean Anker