Updating library automation

We have prepared fact sheets on the most asked-about topics, as noted below.

If you don't see your topic, or if you need more information than is provided on the fact sheets, feel free to contact the ALA Library Reference Desk by telephone: 800-545-2433, extension 2153; fax: 312-280-3255; e-mail: [email protected]; or regular mail: ALA Library, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

ALA Library Fact Sheet 15: Weeding Library Collections: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Library Collection Evaluation Annotated bibliography of resources informing on the process of discarding books from a library collection, focusing on collection development and collection evaluation.

ALA Library Fact Sheet 16 - Setting Up a Library: A Resource Guide Bibliography of periodical, book, and web site resources for starting a library.

With recent system upgrades — including a user-friendly web interface and enhanced efficiency, accuracy, and individual customization — managing your authority records has never been easier.

ALA Library Fact Sheet 22: The Nation's Largest Libraries.ALA Library Fact Sheet 12: Sending Books to Needy Libraries: Book Donation Programs ALA Library Fact Sheet that lists the various groups and organizations that accept book donations for distribution in the United States as well as overseas.ALA Library Fact Sheet 14: Moving Libraries ALA Library Fact Sheet listing the companies that offer relocation services to libraries, as well as a select bibliography.This process corrects errors, deletes or modifies obsolete fields, removes unwanted fields, standardizes punctuation, eliminates obsolete brackets and parentheses, and corrects inconsistencies such as invalid qualifiers and inversion errors.We can also continue to keep your authorities up to date with periodic notification services. Want to customize your own authority control profile to see what results your records turn up? ALA Library Fact Sheet 9: Library Products, Services and Consultants ALA Library Fact Sheet which names print and online directories of library vendors as well as library consultants, such as the Librarian's Yellow Pages and ALA's Directory of Peer Consultants and Speakers.

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