About SMART

Management of Information Resources and Technology

This section, established in 1959, serves personnel in all types of libraries and information centers. SMART recognizes that information exists in a variety of forms and places, and that information transfer often takes place without reference to the printed page. SMART focuses on acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, circulation, conservation, collection management and online services. SMART actively brings together librarians, library staff, and other information professionals from across New York state who have an interest in how automation is used in libraries.

SMART exists to do the following:

  • Promote research
  • Promote the development of appropriate standards
  • Disseminate information to the membership via publications, demonstration, and presentation
  • Monitor technical developments significant to library applications, and
  • Facilitate and encourage special interest programming, including liaison with appropriate private sector groups.

For more information about SMART, visit our web page at NYLA.

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