Proces automatyzacji w Wojewódzkiej Bibliotece Publicznej – Książnicy Kopernikańskiej w Toruniu
THE PROCESS OF AUTOMATION IN WOJEWODZKA BIBLIOTEKA PUBLICZNA – KSIAZNICA KOPERNIKANSKA IN TORUN
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Library automation offers many opportunities to improve service to library. Among other benefits, it makes materials easier to locate as well as allows staff to better serve users by facilitating a multitude of staff tasks such as acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation and reference. On the other hand, the financial and staff commitment needed to move to an automated system or from one system to another is substantial and long-lasting. The article describes reorganization of the library and information system of Wojewodzka Biblioteka Publiczna – Ksiaznica Kopernikanska in Torun. The beginnings of automation in this library date back to the late 1980s. The process has been realized since then. The resulting changes have affected all library departments and library processes - from collection through cataloguing to lending and scientific information services. At present the library has already implemented the new system, however as a part of the future plans the introduction of library branches is expected.
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