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Proposal for installation and evaluation of microcomputers

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Title: Proposal for installation and evaluation of microcomputers
Other Titles: Proposal for Microcomputer Use at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries
Authors: Quirk, Ruth Marie
Keywords: Steering Committee for Library Automation Planning (SCLAP)
LC Subject Headings: Microcomputers
Issue Date: Jul 1989
Abstract: The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Libraries have been automating both public and technical services for approximately 10 years. End user hardware for automation activities has been limited to (1) dot matrix printers, (2) special use terminals for accessing a specific bibliographic utility (OCLC) and (3) general use dumb terminals for accessing the University of Hawaii Computing Center (UHCC), online literature searching and the in-house automated library system. Microcomputers have not yet been provided for use by the library staff and/ or patrons. This report was developed to expand upon the ideas expressed in "1985-1995 A Strategy for Academic Quality" prepared by the Strategic Plan steering committee for the University of Hawaii. The next ten years will bring rapid growth in communications and information technologies therefore it is crucial that the library staff, which serves the university community be as technologyliterate as possible. Although a large percentage of the library staff currently use terminals or computers, their use is limited to 'special purpose' shared-systems and many are still not computer literate. The introduction of microcomputers for staff use should aid in quickly closing this literacy gap.
Description: Internal University of Hawaii at Manoa Library planning document. Includes article: "Enhancing a Mainframe Library
System Through Microcomputer Technology" by Marshall Breeding from Library Software Review/September-October 1980 (6 pages)
Pages/Duration: 21 pages
Appears in Collections:Computers, Computing and Information Science

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