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November 2009, Volume 1, Issue 11

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Library Development

Automating for the first time or upgrading your current automation system?

By Colleen Kirby

If you are thinking about automating your library or upgrading your current library automation system there are several things that you need to consider. (full article on previous page)


Library Automation Resources

Biblio Tech Provides the latest news about the library automation industry.

Internet Library for Librarians A list of some automation vendors.

Library Journal. April issues.
The April issue provides an annual review of the library automation market.

Library Technology Guides. Maintained by Marshall Breeding. Key resources in the field of library automation.

Perceptions 2008: An International Survey of Library Automation. A survey of some of the automation systems available.


Technology Plan Resources

Ricker, Y. (2008, September). TechAtlas for Libraries: Technology Planning Guide. WebJunction PDF

Butcher, P. (2009, March). Writing goals and objectives for a technology plan. WebJunction


Automation Vendors

Autographics, 800-776-6939


Alexandria, 800-347-6439

Library World, 800-852-2777

Book Systems, Inc., 800-219-6571

Mandarin Library Automation, 800-426-7477


ResourceMate, 800-815-8370

Follett Software Co., 800-323-3397

SirsiDynix, 800-917-4774

Geac Computer Corp., 508-871-6800

South Dakota Library Network, 800-245-5690

InMagic, Inc., 800-229-8398

TLC – The Library Corporation, 800-325-7759

Innovative Interfaces, Inc., 510-655-6200

VTLS, Inc., 800-468-8857

Keystone Systems, Inc., 800-222-9711



Basics of Library Automation. (2009, Oct. 20). Denver, CO: Colorado State Library. Retrieved October 23, 2009 from World Wide Web:

Kroski, E. (2006, March) How to Automate a Small Library. WebJunction,

Schultz-Jones, B. (2006). An Automation Primer for School Library Media Centers and Small Libraries. Worthington, OH: Linworth Books.


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