This book, first published in 1989, examines the problems and benefits of installing a ready-made computer system in a sci-tech library. These systems, usually known as turnkey systems, provide a means for obtaining the network for a lower cost than a new system designed by a consultant. These papers analyse the benefits and problems with turnkey systems in a variety of different situations.
1. Protocol for the Selection of a Library Automation System Karen A. Friewer, Robert G. Vinande and Michael J. Burns 2. Installation of the Geac System at Los Alamos National Laboratory Library Karen S. Stoll 3. The CLSI LIBS 100 Automation System at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences W. Davenport Robertson 4. Using CLSI at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library Patti Armes 5. Implementing the NOTIS Integrated Library System at the Dana Medical Library of the University of Vermont Ellen Nagle 6. Automation and the Assistant System at the Stevens Institute of Technology Library Joy Johnsen and Richard P. Widdecombe 7. Sci-Tech Collections Tony Stankus, Editor 8. The Scientific Literature on Herbs Alena F. Chadwick and Lyle E. Craker 9. Sci-Tech Online Ellen Nagle, Editor 10. Sci-Tech in Review Karla Pearce and Giuliana A. Lavendel, Editors