ERIC Number: ED191494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-14
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives to the Card Catalog Committee, Northwestern University Library. Interim Report. Review of Recommendations, Status of Developments.
Hill, Janet Swan
A committee was appointed in March 1978 to investigate feasible alternatives to the existing card catalog at Northwestern University Library; this interim report reviews the committee's activities and recommendations, identifies tasks still to be completed, and describes the status of a proposed online successor to the card catalog. Ten concerns related to the online catalog are discussed: (1) the need for a public services liaison, (2) the question of closing or freezing the card catalog, (3) alternative formats for the continuation catalog, (4) inclusiveness of the online catalog, (5) conversion of cross references, (6) maintenance of the database, (7) index enhancements, (8) backup for the online catalog, (9) staff and user training, and (10) evaluation. Some additional concerns are briefly reviewed, as well as the current status of the project. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Univ. Libraries.
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