Critical issues in library automation staff training

Gretchen Freeman, Russell Clement

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The successful implementation of an automated library system depends an many factors. While systems and libraries vary greatly, an area that can never be overlooked is staff training. By its very nature automation training differs from other types ofin-house library instruction. This article identifies seven critical issues in implementing and maintaining a staff training program. Issues discussed include timing, modularity location, documentation, follow-up and continuity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalElectronic Library
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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