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Workstation design for library automation

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 February 1992


Inefficiency and physical complaints can be caused by poor workstation and job design. The main roots of these problems are identified and some solutions suggested. These solutions include redesigning automated workstations according to ergonomic principles, based on an analysis of the workstation use and its users. Suggestions for improving job design to optimise health include incorporating alternate work breaks, encouraging autonomy and improving feedback on operator performance.


Dyer, H. (1992), "Workstation design for library automation", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 97-110.




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