Librarians and the management of library systems

P.A. Thomas (Aslib Research & Development Department)
Valerie A. Ward (Aslib Research & Development Department)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Publication date: 1 April 1972


Systems analysis is no new phenomenon, and the concept of hierarchies of systems is no novelty to a librarian. Its usefulness in classification schemes has long been appreciated. Control over change is one of the important contributions made possible by systems analysis. An organization and its environment are in a continuous state of change, and any information that can help people to understand, and hopefully to control, the way in which an organization reacts to change is of vital importance to management.


Thomas, P. and Ward, V. (1972), "Librarians and the management of library systems", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 229-232.

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Copyright © 1972, MCB UP Limited

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