The status of library automation in Pakistan

  • Khalid Mahmood Malik
  • Library Review, September 1996, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/00242539610125668

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Describes the current status of the use of computers in Pakistani libraries. Discusses the problems faced by librarians and information specialists in automating their libraries. Reviews internationally accepted database management systems mostly used in library housekeeping routines in Pakistan. Also introduces locally developed library packages. Gives a brief account of training facilities in library software offered by library schools and professional associations in the country, particularly the Pakistan Library Association.

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