ERIC Number: ED215686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Subject Access in the Online Catalog.
Cochrane, Pauline A.
Research Libraries in OCLC: A Quarterly, n5 Jan 1982
This essay focuses on use of the Library of Congress Subject Headings system in online catalogs for the retrieval of information by subject. Among the topics addressed are differences among catalog forms (card, microform, and computer); user interface with different forms of catalog; the types of subject indexes employed in present online catalogs; and factors to be considered in designing future online catalog systems, including several desirable features not provided by current systems. Accompanying the essay are seven figures, three tables, and a 14-item reference list. (JL)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs, Library Networks, Man Machine Systems, Newsletters, Online Systems, Research Libraries, Subject Index Terms
OCLC, 6565 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.
Identifiers: Library of Congress Subject Headings; OCLC; Users