Academic libraries : automation and networks

In 1991, the Academic libraries' Managers' Association made a survey about the state of the art of automation in French academic libraries. Using a questionnaire, she gathered information about local automation (integrated system or functions' unit), catalogue sources used, connection with university management services. Responses and comments are presented here for the first time, some proposals are made, such as the existence of a « yearbook » of automation in academic libraries. Such a yearbook would be useful to communication between library managers, who would exchange about their experiences, would these ones be happy or unhappy.