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Library automation in Spain: an overview

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 March 1992



Spain's libraries have experienced considerable change in the past decade as a result of governmental restructuring and the general economic boom, after many years of neglect. Automation efforts, the first of which date from the late 1960s, have increased in the past five years, coinciding with the introduction of new software packages. The pace of automation and the software solution chosen vary according to the different types of libraries. Some networking and co‐operative ventures have begun recently, especially among university and research libraries. It remains to be seen if the present growth will continue after the major events of 1992 have concluded.


Keefer, A. and Jiménez, M. (1992), "Library automation in Spain: an overview", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 225-237.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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