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Hibbs, Jack E.; And Others – Online, 1984
Explores technique which may be used to enhance research by manipulation of databases to determine trends in literature. The online searcher's function supporting research's use of technique is emphasized. An example on the topic of "school desegregation" as covered by various databases, particularly ERIC, is included. Five sources are given. (EJS)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Retrieval, Online Systems, Search Strategies
Caruso, Elaine – Online, 1981
Outlines the characteristics of TRAINER, a computer-based system designed to aid individuals in learning and practicing the search skills needed in using online bibliographic retrieval services. (FM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Information Retrieval, Learning Modules
Buntrock, Robert E. – Online, 1979
Examines the searching environment at Amoco Research Center as it affects the performance of online searching, regardless of the subject matter of the search itself. A comparison of general search strategies using various models is also presented. (CWM)
Descriptors: Efficiency, Environmental Influences, Information Retrieval, Online Systems
Drinan, Helen – Online, 1979
Assesses the financial impact of online services for management and describes the process of financial management of the online search service at Charles River Associates, Inc. The areas of budgeting, pricing, and controlling are examined in the context of a financial management methodology. (CWM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditures, Financial Needs
van Camp, Ann – Online, 1979
Lists traits a competent online search analyst must possess, including: self-confidence, a logical mind, skills in communication and interpersonal relations, knowledge in subject areas and the art of searching, good public relations skills, a retentive memory, perseverance and patience, efficient work habits, and a willingness to share knowledge.…
Descriptors: Databases, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, Personnel Selection
Huleatt, Richard S. – Online, 1979
Describes a technique for editing and formatting online database searches which provides the requestor/user with a clean finished and more readily understandable product. (CWM)
Descriptors: Databases, Editing, Equipment, Finishing
Notess, Greg R. – Online, 1992
Discusses Internet services and protocols (i.e., electronic mail, file transfer, and remote login) and provides instructions for retrieving guides and directories of the Internet. Services providing access to the Internet are described, including bulletin board systems, regional networks, nationwide connections, and library organizations; and a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Costs, Electronic Mail, Internet
Pruett, Nancy Jones – Online, 1987
Describes the use of askSam, a flexible text based management system, for handling personal collections of bibliographic references. Sample programs and searches are provided for both unstructured (minimum input and programming by the user) and structure applications. (CLB)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Database Management Systems, Information Retrieval, Information Storage
O'Leary, Mick – Online, 1987
Describes the various roles and business-related concerns of independent information professionals. The impact of online databases is discussed, and several publications for information entrepreneurs are reviewed. (MES)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Book Reviews, Entrepreneurship, Information Retrieval
Crawford, Walt – Online, 1992
Lists 27 suggestions for making cost-effective decisions when buying personal computers. Topics covered include physical comfort; modem speed; color graphics; institutional discounts; direct-order firms; brand names; replacing versus upgrading; expanding hard disk capacity; printers; software; wants versus needs; and RLIN (Research Libraries…
Descriptors: Color, Computer Graphics, Computer Printers, Computer Software
Amidon, Paige – Online, 1992
Discusses privacy concerns relating to electronic information media. European privacy initiatives from the European Community are described, including personal data protection, impact on the online industry, and telecommunications privacy; and activities in the United States are examined, including telephone caller privacy, electronic mail…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Confidential Records, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
Denton, Barbara – Online, 1992
Explains how to use electronic mail (e-mail) through INTERNET to deliver the results of online searching on DIALOG. Topics discussed include options for delivering search results, including delivery time and charges; limitations of direct e-mail delivery; where results can be sent; and costs, including savings in staff time. (two references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Electronic Mail, Information Needs
Farkas, David L. – Online, 1984
Addresses the problems of unsuitable physical layout of the visual display terminal, keyboard, and document holder and improperly selected office furniture by discussing a group of office products dubbed "computer furniture," i.e., terminal tables and furniture for peripherals. Purchasing advice is included. (EJS)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Display Systems, Furniture, Furniture Design
Janke, Richard V. – Online, 1985
Compares traditional online interview with the presearch counseling session (process whereby a librarian, acting in an advisory role, assists client searcher in devising his/her search strategy, before that searcher goes online) and presents a one-step model of a presearch counseling session. An online self-service worksheet and 102-item…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Fees, Interviews, Library Services
Goode, Joanne; Johnson, Maggie – Online, 1991
Presents a summary of guidelines for the use of electronic mail (e-mail) and examines legal issues and existing law governing electronic communication. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 is discussed, lawsuits involving e-mail are described, and the future of e-mail privacy is considered. (11 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Court Litigation, Electronic Mail, Federal Legislation
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