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Webb, Paula L.; Nero, Muriel D. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Libraries of all types are incorporating Web 2.0 features to attract users as well as to showcase library services. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) has become more user-friendly with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
21-year-old Aaron Swartz is attempting to turn the library world upside down. He is taking on the subscription-based WorldCat, the largest bibliographic database on the planet, by building a free online book catalog that anyone can update. Many academic librarians are wary of Mr. Swartz's project because it will allow nonlibrarians, who may be…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Online Catalogs, Internet, Access to Information
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Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Internet, Check Lists
Ury, Connie Jo., Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed. – Online Submission, 2005
These proceedings document the fifth year of the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium", held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Thirty five peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, written by academic librarians, and presented at the symposium are included in this volume. Many of the entries have…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Reference Materials, Search Engines, Marketing
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Bell, Colleen – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
What would it take for libraries to provide their patrons with the same kind of success in finding information using their resources as they achieve with Google, and as quickly? This author asserts that the answer is not that complicated: be more like Google, and then move beyond Google. With the technology available right now, this is not an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Internet, Library Services