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Murphy, Cheryl A. – Computers in Human Behavior, 1995
Evaluates six "open" (empty of content and customized by users) software programs using the literature-based characteristics of documentation, learner control, branching capabilities, portability, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. Interviewed computer-knowledgeable individuals to confirm the legitimacy of the evaluative characteristics. (LRW)
Descriptors: Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness
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Orr, Gloria J. – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1990
Discusses four new book photocopiers and major equipment factors--paper, toner, ultraviolet light, and machine design--that should be considered in preservation photocopying. An approach for selecting a copier is suggested. The appendix includes a table of specification data for the copiers and a checklist for copier evaluation. (25 references)…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Equipment, Evaluation Criteria, Preservation
Beiser, Karl – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1988
Reviews five CD-ROM catalogs: (1) Auto-Graphics Impact; (2) Brodart LePac; (3) GRC LaserGuide; (4) Library Corporation Intelligent Catalog; and (5) MARCIVE Pac. General guidelines for selecting a CD-ROM catalog are discussed, and vendor addresses and telephone numbers are listed. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Library Automation, Microcomputers, Online Catalogs
Kinnamon, J. C. – Instructor, 1988
Six software products are reviewed including multimedia packages for history/geography and science. Other products include a coloring program, riddle-maker, word puzzle generator, a lesson on counting money, and a math game equipped with animation and sound effects. (IAH)
Descriptors: Computer Games, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education
Walz, Garry R.; Bleuer, Jeanne C. – 1989
This document is a guide to counseling software. It presents overviews on the state of development of counseling and human services software in five major topic areas including personal counseling, career counseling, academic advising, testing and administration. It provides factual and up-to-date descriptions of over 500 counseling-relevant…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Administration, Career Counseling, Computer Assisted Testing
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 1991
Highlighting the issues that confront small libraries who are exploring automation options, this report focuses on microcomputer-based automation systems for circulation and an online patron access catalog (OPAC). The information provided outlines some of the questions that librarians must ask themselves or vendors before they select a specific…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Software Evaluation, Costs, Database Management Systems
Kister, Ken – Library Journal, 1992
Describes the growing number of dictionaries available to reference librarians, discusses factors that have led to the need for more dictionaries, and provides buying guidelines to help in selection decisions. Electronic versions of various dictionaries are described, and a sidebar examines the "American Heritage Dictionary" revisions.…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Electronic Publishing, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines
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Primich, Tracy – Library Software Review, 1992
Discusses computer viruses that attack the Macintosh and describes Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM), a commercial program designed to detect and eliminate viruses; sample screen displays are included. SAM is recommended for use in library settings as well as two public domain virus protection programs. (four references) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Library Automation, Microcomputers
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Crawford, Walt – Library Hi Tech, 1991
Review of upgrades to IBM and Macintosh software includes personal experiences with DOS 5.0, PC Tools Version 7, and Microsoft Word 5.5. Reasons for and problems with upgrades are then discussed, including alternatives to upgrading and problems with skipping upgrades. Guidelines for deciding whether to upgrade and notes from the literature for…
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Computer Software Selection, Decision Making, Guidelines
Azarmsa, Reza – Educational Technology, 1991
This discussion of computer viruses explains how these viruses may be transmitted, describes their effects on data and/or computer application programs, and identifies three groups that propagate them. Ten major viruses are listed and described, and measures to deal with them are discussed. Nineteen antiviral programs are also listed and…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Consumer Protection, Debugging (Computers), Microcomputers
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Dickinson, Gail – Library Software Review, 1990
Offers criteria for the critical evaluation of CD-ROM encyclopedias. Differences between CD-ROM and print encyclopedias are discussed; search strategies are explained; evaluation criteria are suggested, including help messages, screen format, indexing method, and graphics and print options; future considerations are suggested, including…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Costs, Encyclopedias, Evaluation Criteria
Wilson, Mark; Gordon, Helen A. – Online, 1988
Describes telefacsimile (FAX) technology and discusses the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania project which is planning to implement a FAX network for member libraries. Guidelines for FAX use within Pennsylvania are included, and sidebar reviews recent developments in FAX add-ons, standalones, and applications. (MES)
Descriptors: Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Facsimile Transmission, Guidelines
Cribbs, Margaret A. – Online, 1988
Examines features of currently available electronic spelling checkers to assist in purchasing decisions. Hardware considerations are discussed, and several standalone checkers for the IBM and Macintosh are described, as well as checkers included with word processing programs. Ordering information for the programs is included. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Evaluation Criteria, Microcomputers, Purchasing
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Riggs, Howard N.; And Others – Canadian Social Studies, 1993
Describes six ideas for encouraging student participation in elementary and secondary social studies. The ideas include model parliaments, writing journals and biographies, and using guest speakers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Biographies, Content Area Writing, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
Stigleman, Sue – Database, 1992
Discusses software that is used for preparing bibliographies according to particular styles. Other uses of citation databases originally created to produce bibliographies are described, guidelines to help choose a program are offered, and appendices list programs and producers as well as indicating features of the various programs. (LRW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Citations (References), Computer Software, Computer Software Selection
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