Overview of Automated Systems

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Overview of Automated Systems by Mind Map: Overview of Automated Systems

1. Modules & Functions

1.1. Three Basic Modules

1.1.1. Public Access

1.1.1.1. OPAC

1.1.2. Cataloging

1.1.2.1. Houses Records & Availability

1.1.2.2. Heart of the Automated System

1.1.3. Circulation

1.1.3.1. Tasks:

1.1.3.1.1. Statistical Reports

1.1.3.1.2. Check-In/Check-Out

1.1.3.1.3. Inventory

1.1.3.1.4. Holds & Reserves

1.1.3.1.5. Overdue Materials

1.1.3.1.6. Fines

2. Integrated

2.1. Suite of Inter-Weaved Modules That Perform Functions

2.1.1. Functions Such as: Cataloging/Public Access/Circulation/Acquisitions/Serials

2.1.2. Share Database

3. Library Automation's Benefits

3.1. Increase in:

3.1.1. Productivity

3.1.2. Accuracy

3.1.3. Efficiency

4. Stand-Alone

4.1. One or More Modules that Represent Library Functions

4.1.1. Functions Such as: Cataloging/Public Access/Circulation

4.1.1.1. Do Not Share Bibliographic Database

4.1.1.2. Modules Work Independently

5. Library Automation's Disadvantages

5.1. Implementation Requires:

5.1.1. Planning

5.1.1.1. Time-Consuming

5.1.1.2. Pricey

5.1.1.3. Access Problems