ERIC Number: ED195272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
University of California Prototype On-Line Catalog: Preliminary Specifications for the Patron Interface. Working Paper No. 7.
Klemperer, Katharina; Berger, Mike
The online catalog discussed in this report extends the present microfiche union catalog development by providing online access to bibliographic records for the holdings of the University of California Libraries. The specifications for the user interface through which the library patron communicates with the online systems to locate materials are outlined, and the catalog's searching capabilities, display options, user information component, help facility, non-automated aids, terminals, consultation ability, and evaluation mechanisms are described. The report also examines the design criteria for the patron interface, the human-machine dialogue, the search component, the help function, the catalog's interlibrary loan function, and its bibliography-building capability. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.