ERIC Number: ED195275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
On-Line Public Access to Library Bibliographic Data Bases: Developments, Issues, and Priorities. Final Report.
Kaske, Neal K.; Ferguson, Douglas
This report describes project activities designed to identify the critical issues and problems in designing and developing library bibliographic retrieval systems for direct patron use. The results of a survey, an issues analysis paper, and a working session indicate four priority areas for study and action: user and use characteristics, interface characteristics, the library environment, and the computing environment. Recommendations made by the working session participants highlight the consensus of their concerns--the analysis of user requirements and behavior, the monitoring of existing public access systems, the development of materials for cost management, and the development of distributed computing and system links. A summary and analysis of participant developed definitions of an online catalog, a summary of existing and developing systems, and detailed tabulations are appended. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., Dublin, OH.; Research Libraries Group, Branford, CT.