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A Guide for Librarians and Systems Managers, 1st Edition

By Duncan R Westlake


304 pages

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First published in 1992, this guide examines GEAC's place in the automated libraries' market and describes the hardware and software products available. It serves as both an introduction to, and a description of, the products GEAC sell to libraries, which would be of interest to current users as well as prospective purchasers and students. An account of how the system is initially set up and run is followed by descriptions of the circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions and local information packages. Other chapters cover management information and communication with external networks. This guide represents the experiences of users of the systems.

Table of Contents

1. History of the Company. 2. Introduction of the Systems. 3. Central Configuration. 4. Terminals and Other Peripherals. 5. Telecommunications and Networking. 6. Introduction to the Software. 7. The Circulatory Package – Core Features. 8. Back-up Systems and Portable Terminal Operations. 9. The Cataloguing Module. 10. The Acquisitions Module. 11. Community Information Module and News Services. 12. Other Geac Products. 13. Management Information. 14. External Communications. 15. Customer Support. 16. Response Times. 17. Concluding Remarks.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General