JLIS abstracts


TANEJA (SK). Application of Microcomputer in Libraries. 10,1;1985;66-100

Features of microprocessor based microcomputer have been narrated. Differences between the use of microcomputer and mainframe computer have been given. Discusses various aspects for selection of microcomputers and their use in Local Networks. Special mention has been made about the use of modem in communication interface. Sources for the selection of software and areas for application of microcomputers in libraries have also been indicated. The status of application of microcomputer in library operations in India as well as international scene have been dealt with. Need for application of microcomputer to libraries in India has been stressed. Basic features of mini/micro computers manufactured in India have also been covered. Details of some of the existing computerised systems used in libraries of developed counter is have been included.