The role and function of the shelflist in an automated library environment

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Abstract

This article examines the functions of a shelflist, how these functions are performed by individual libraries, and the role of automation in performing these functions. Criteria for evaluating the capability of an automated library system to perform functions in the areas of holdings, inventory, classification, and collection assessment are described. Three possible approaches to automated shelflist management are suggested, although a particular library's own requirements are acknowledged to be the primary element in deciding on shelflist management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-48
Number of pages16
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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