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Volume 14, Issue 2


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THE NEW AUTOMATED LIBRARY SYSTEMS
Teh Kang Hai,
   
The development of the early automated library systems was driven by the need to look for automated solutions to some of the pressing problems faced by libraries. Today, we are at the cross-roads and witnessing great changes to the library systems that are coming into the market-place. Recent developments in open system computing, networking, client/server computing and standards for information management are influencing the changes. Client/server computing in the library environment is based on the implementation of the Z39.S0 standards. It helps to achieve transparency and facilitate information access and retrieval between diverse automated library systems and other remote databases. The new library systems also need to address the challenges posed by the Internet and the World Wide Web. Future procurement of library systems will be influenced by users' demands for wider access to information beyond the library OPACs, and thus makes it contingent upon the vendors to develop library systems that integrate all these new developments into the standard library package.

PERPUSTAKAAN PENGAJIAN ASIA TIMUR : PENGENALAN POLISI PEMBANGUNAN KOLEKSI
Emillia Zainon Ismail, Goh Bee Liam,
   




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