ERIC Number: ED253251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Online Catalogs: Issues and Concerns.
This document explores the various issues and concerns related to the development of online systems in libraries and, in particular, online catalogs. Following a preface, foreword, and introduction, chapters are devoted to each of the following topics: (l) providing for special interests including the disabled; (2) authority control; (3) subject access; (4) retrospective conversion; (5) resource sharing; (6) standards; and (7) education. The document is intended to help those who are involved in online catalog design, implementation, and use by making them more aware: (1) of the issues; (2) of the current activity related to them; and (3) of the consequences of that activity on the library profession, on the services provided to library users, and on the profession, on the services provided to library users, and on the library as an institution. A list of acronyms and a subject bibliography are included. (THC)
Descriptors: Indexing, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Services, Online Systems, Systems Development
Information Resources Publications, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, School of Education, Syracuse, NY 13210 (IR-67; $6.00 per copy plus $1.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: Online Catalogs; Retrospective Conversion (Library Catalogs)
Note: An ERIC Information Analysis Product.