Electronic information service

Automation in a small unit

Pekka Partti, Aatto J. Repo, Marja Kettunen

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Abstract

This report considers the automation of a small information service and library. The study starts by defining the automation needs of the information service and library functions. The investigation of information technology and its integrated applications concentrated on local area networks and on the integrated software packages available for libraries and information services. The report is intended to provide information specialists and librarians with the conceptual background required for investigating integrated applications. The Nordic market was studied and it was found that only a few Nordic software producers are active in this field. There seems to be a need for the importation of international applications (with Scandinavian alphabets) and for the promotion of Nordic efforts. The report also describes an integrated application for automating certain document delivery functions using the Tinman software package in the Information Service of the Technical Research Centre of Finland. It is concluded that microcomputers and local area networks offer new and flexible approaches to small information services, but the lack of good, reliable application software means that development projects would require extensive resources at this stage.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages90
ISBN (Print)951-38-3143-4
Publication statusPublished - 1988
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameTiedotteita / Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus
PublisherVTT
No.853
ISSN (Print)0358-5085

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Keywords

  • information services
  • libraries
  • automation
  • microcomputers
  • LAN
  • program packages
  • inter-library loans

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Partti, P., Repo, A. J., & Kettunen, M. (1988). Electronic information service: Automation in a small unit. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, No. 853
Partti, Pekka ; Repo, Aatto J. ; Kettunen, Marja. / Electronic information service : Automation in a small unit. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1988. 90 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 853).
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Partti, P, Repo, AJ & Kettunen, M 1988, Electronic information service: Automation in a small unit. Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita, no. 853, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

Electronic information service : Automation in a small unit. / Partti, Pekka; Repo, Aatto J.; Kettunen, Marja.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1988. 90 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 853).

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Partti P, Repo AJ, Kettunen M. Electronic information service: Automation in a small unit. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 1988. 90 p. (Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tiedotteita; No. 853).