ERIC Number: ED366336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Automating School Library Catalogs: A Reader.
Murphy, Catherine, Ed.
This collection of 23 articles compiled from school library journals address the special needs that make automation problematic for school libraries. The articles are divided into five sections: an overview of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) development (4 titles); evaluating OPAC systems (4 titles); implementing OPAC systems (6 titles); issues in OPAC development (5 titles); and OPAC research (4 titles). Articles are: "The Time Is Right To Automate" (Catherine Murphy); "The Decision(s) To Automate the Card Catalog (Robert Skapura); "The Media Center Online Catalog: A Modern-Day Instructional Tool (Mary Holloway); "Automated Systems in Canada's School Libraries: The Second Annual Survey" (Lynne Lighthall); "A Planning and Implementation Guide for Automating School Libraries: Selecting a System" (Lynne Lighthall); "Comparison Chart for Public Access Catalogs" (Robert Skapura); "Online Catalog/Authority File Checklist Submitted to Vendors" (Henry Barnard); "Observations and Comparative Data with References to Vendors and Equipment: A Summary from "Microcomputer-Based Library Systems: An Assessment" (Joseph R. Matthews, Joan Frye Williams, and Allan Wilson); "A Primer on Retrospective Conversion" (Robert Skapura); "Questions To Guide Retrospective Conversion Choices for School Library Media Centers" (Catherine Murphy); "The MARC Record in the School Library Media Center" (Catherine Murphy); "Media Center Automation: The Way To Go!" (Mary Holloway); "Online at Last! An Odyssey of Automation" (Ann Daniels); "ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA--A CD-ROM Database Project" (Doris M. Epler and Richard E. Cassel); "Access to Information: The Effect of Automation" (Catherine Murphy); "The Card Catalog and the Tower of Babel" (Robert Skapura); "Online Catalogs: Will They Improve Children's Access?" (Patricia A. Hooten); "Usage Patterns in a Middle School Library: A Circulation Analysis" (Linda H. Bertland); "The Online Catalog: A Tool for Collection Management" (Catherine Murphy); "A Summary from 'Microcomputer Stand-Alone Online Public Access Catalogs: Practices and Attitudes of School Library Media Specialists toward Standardization" (Catherine Murphy); " The Impact on the School Library of Online Access to Academic Libraries: Implications for the Future" (Kathleen W. Craver); "The Effectiveness of an Online Catalog" (Leslie Edmonds, Paula Moore, and Kathleen Mehaffey Balcom); and "Elementary School Children Express Their Need for Catalog Information" (Roberta Welsh Lewis). A list of recommended readings is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Integrated Library Systems, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Planning, Microcomputers, Online Catalogs, Problems, Program Implementation, School Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633 ($27).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Canada; MARC; Retrospective Conversion (Library Catalogs); United States; Vendors