A guide for librarians on how to efficiently and effectively implement technology to automate library tasks and improve access to resources
A guide to managing and utilizing technology and resources effectively to improve library automation processes and services.
Library automation refers to the use of technology to automate various tasks and processes in a library, such as cataloging, circulation, and information retrieval. This can include using computer systems to manage the library’s collection, automate circulation procedures, and provide access to digital resources. Library automation can also include the use of self-checkout machines and automated materials handling systems, such as automated storage and retrieval systems. The ultimate goal of library automation is to improve efficiency, accuracy, and access to library resources.
Automated systems for organizing and classifying library materials, such as books, journals, and digital resources.
Automated systems for tracking and managing the lending and borrowing of library materials.
Automated systems for searching and retrieving information from the library's collection, including online databases and digital resources.
Automated systems that allow users to check out materials, renew items, and access digital resources remotely.