ERIC Number: ED254226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Information Resources on Online at the Reference Desk. A Selected ERIC Bibliography.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.
Seventeen articles and reports published between 1982 and 1984 and cited in "Current Index to Journals in Education" and "Resources in Education" are listed in this bibliography on online services at the reference desk. Topics include interpersonal relations as a necessary part of the information transfer process; role of the searcher versus that of the end user; advantages, disadvantages, and legal implications of online reference searching with a microcomputer; the implementation of free online search services in a public library, including policy decisions and planning, operating procedures, publicity, and usage evaluations; effectiveness of various online systems--DIALOG, OCLC, Research Libraries Information Network--as reference tools; current trends in academic libraries; acceptance by librarians of online ready reference searching; administrative considerations; planning stages, service regulations, fees charged, and publicity methods used in the provision of end-user search services using BRS/After Dark; problems created by the increasing numbers of databases--standardization, vendor contracts, training, restricted access, duplicate citations; public library business collections and reference technologies; issues having a possible impact on online search services including full text databases, front-end processors, downloading to create personal files from commercial databases, and pricing; free versus fee-based online search services; and the compilation of a quick reference chart of the main searching and printing commands and support features for a variety of search systems. In addition to bibliographical information and annotations, ERIC accession numbers are provided. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrative Policy, Annotated Bibliographies, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Planning, Microcomputers, Online Systems, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Training Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, 030 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210 (free).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.