November 2009, Volume 1, Issue 11
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Automating for the first time or upgrading your current automation system?
By Colleen Kirby
If you are thinking about automating your library or upgrading your current library automation system there are several things that you need to consider. (full article on previous page)
Library Automation Resources
Biblio Tech Provides the latest news about the library automation industry.
Internet Library for Librarians A list of some automation vendors.
Library Journal. April issues.
The April issue provides an annual review of the library automation market.
Library Technology Guides. Maintained by Marshall Breeding. Key resources in the field of library automation.
Perceptions 2008: An International Survey of Library Automation. A survey of some of the automation systems available.
Technology Plan Resources
Ricker, Y. (2008, September). TechAtlas for Libraries: Technology Planning Guide. WebJunction PDF
Butcher, P. (2009, March). Writing goals and objectives for a technology plan. WebJunction
Library World, 800-852-2777
Book Systems, Inc., 800-219-6571
Mandarin Library Automation, 800-426-7477
Follett Software Co., 800-323-3397
Geac Computer Corp., 508-871-6800
South Dakota Library Network, 800-245-5690
InMagic, Inc., 800-229-8398
TLC – The Library Corporation, 800-325-7759
Innovative Interfaces, Inc., 510-655-6200
VTLS, Inc., 800-468-8857
Keystone Systems, Inc., 800-222-9711
Basics of Library Automation. (2009, Oct. 20). Denver, CO: Colorado State Library. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from World Wide Web: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/technology/atauto.htm
Kroski, E. (2006, March) How to Automate a Small Library. WebJunction, http://www.webjunction.org/ils/articles/content/442348
Schultz-Jones, B. (2006). An Automation Primer for School Library Media Centers and Small Libraries. Worthington, OH: Linworth Books.