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ERIC Number: ED352041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Pages: 202
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Online Catalog Documentation Task Force: Onscreen Documentation Subgroup. Final Report.
Campbell, John; And Others
This report describes the work of the Onscreen Documentation Subgroup in revising screens for GALIN, the University of Georgia (UGA) Libraries new online system. The responsibilities of the Subgroup were to revise screens from the previous online catalog and to create basic help screens, primarily for the command searching mode. Responsibilities for adapting the screens in UGA Libraries' Catalog database for the American Academic Encyclopedia and the Expanded Academic Index were added later. The subgroup researched the philosophy and practice in screen design and, from this research, developed a list of eight basic principles to guide screen design. This report includes examples of 121 screens designed for users of the databases described above. The screens are divided into five categories: introductory; command search help; guided search and help; related titles; and system response. A description of follow-on activities is also included. The Onscreen Subgroup's original charge and samples of the libraries' news screens are appended. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Help Systems; Screen Format; University of Georgia