Managing Public Access Computers: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

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Press: Neal-Schuman Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2000)
Author Name:Barclay, Donald A.


A manual designed for front-line to upper-level managers responsible for making decisions about public access computers in libraries, covering both technical and managerial aspects. 
Topics covered include facilities planning, hardware and software, staff training, and more.

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"Effective management of public-access computers is a balancing act," Barclay says, between providing access to computers and maintaining them. 
He attempts to provide a one-stop source of information to enable achieving success at this balancing act.
He first reviews the types of information about technology that a manager needs to know, then discusses the physical facilities for computer installations, hardware, software, CD-ROMs, and printers.
Next, he turns to management issues (such as working with the systems department), security issues, issues relating to staffing public-access computer installations, staff training, and relations with end users.
Edward SwansonCopyright © American Library Association.
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"Practical...written from a public service orientation...I would recommend it for purchase...unique."  -- Journal of Academic Librarianship"This book...will be a tremendous help to libraries as they add computers in their libraries..."  -- The Bottom Line


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