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In 1986 a parallel study was carried out in each of the member states to determine the state of the art of the application of new information technologies in libraries (the LIB-2 Study). These studies determined the extent to which catalogues existed in machine readable form, the role of library networks, the level of automation for the other library housekeeping functions of acquisitions, circulation control and local cataloguing, the use of computer-based user-related services, and the nature and level of inter-library transactions and activities. In 1990 the European Commission felt a need to review the progress made since undertaking the original LIB-2 studies, in order to provide a current knowledge-base for actions and to help provide additional startup information for developing projects, both at Community level and at the level of project partners in the member states. The present report is an attempt to make a synthesis of the most important points and main conclusions found in the 12 national studies, which were prepared for the Commission by contractors in each member state.

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Authors: LARSEN G, Royal School of Librarianship, Copenhagen (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14660 EN (1992) 37 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 7
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