ERIC Number: ED217842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Preconference on Online Catalogs (Houston, Texas, March 31, 1981).
Corbin, John, Ed.
The four papers in this collection discuss the planning, development, and use of online library catalogs. The first article on the requirements for online catalogs by Velma Veneziano describes such specific features as comprehensiveness, flexibility, affordability, availability, structured access, user friendliness, level of cataloging, and status information on holdings. The development of online cataloging is then discussed by R. Bruce Miller in his paper on planning, creating, and maintaining the bibliographic database. This is followed by Elizabeth Wallace's article on selling and explaining the online catalog to a user community, which includes a description of survey findings on the use of online catalogs by library staff, faculty, and students and a reference list. Richard Woods' presentation on the costs of online library catalogs identifies such costs as software and hardware components and discusses computer facilities management and the feasibility of implementing an online catalog. (RBF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Library Association.