Dynix : A Guide for Librarians and Systems Managers book cover
1st Edition

A Guide for Librarians and Systems Managers

ISBN 9781138311459
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
411 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1992. Investing in, running and managing an automated library system is an expensive, time-consuming activity. This guide, one of a series looking at library automation systems, will not only help prospective users in their systems choice, but will also give current users a better appreciation of the potential of their own system.

Written by users of the system and reflecting their experience, the guide examines DYNIX’s place in the automated libraries’ market, the company’ history, reliability and support services. All the hardware and software used in connection with DYNIX are described and the reader is taken through all the processes involved in setting up the system, and introduced to the specific packages and applications.

This guide will also be of interest to students of information management, information science and librarianship.

Table of Contents

1. Dynix History and Overview  2. Hardware, Communications and Operating System  3. Acquisitions  4. Cataloguing  5. Circulation and Backup  6. OPAC  7. Reserve Book Room and Advanced Booking  8. The Development of the Dynix Product  9. Installation  10. Customer Support, 60/40 Maintenance and User Groups  11. Recall  12. User Profiles.

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