Automatic Data Processing ADP refers to the use of mechanical and electronic equipment for the processing of data.
The impact of automation on the staff and organization of a medium-sized academic library: A case study. Aldershot, England: Gower.
Data sources were respondents, books, and internet. It is now common to find fully or partially computerized systems for acquisition, cataloguing, indexing, file construction, information retrieval, documentary products bulletins, indexes.
Moreover, organizations can also utilize some of the possibilities available in other organizations, such as their hardware, certain of their staff and some of their software, In order to computerize certain activities without having to bear the cost of a full computer system.
As Austen stated, "The tendency to try and automate the person must be resisted. Although other parts of their work like indexing or ordering material, do provide more concrete outcomes.
After all, there is nothing stimulating in running a light pen over bar-codes.