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Markey, Karen; Demeyer, Anh N. – 1985
This research project focuses on the implementation and testing of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system as an online searcher's tool for subject access, browsing, and display in an online catalog. The research project comprises 12 activities. The three interim reports in this document cover the first seven of these activities: (1) obtain…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Classification, Dewey Decimal Classification
Shaw, Ward – 1987
Academic library computing systems, which are among the most complex found in academic environments, now include external systems, such as online commercial search services and nationwide networks, and local systems that control and support internal operations. As librarians have realized the benefit of using computer systems to perform…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
Peters, Paul Evan, Ed. – 1985
The Bibliographic Service Development Program of the Council on Library Resources convened a meeting of experts in March 1984 to consider the advisability of applying standards in the development and operation of online public access catalog systems in libraries. Following presentations from three invited participants, working groups were formed…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Libraries
Albritton, Rosie L.; Sievert, MaryEllen C. – 1987
This study investigated the relationship of the effects of library staff attitudes toward computer technology on their level of participation in a library computer literacy program. A series of in-service computer workshops at the University of Missouri-Columbia Libraries provided the opportunity to investigate computer anxiety among library…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Anxiety, College Libraries, Computer Literacy
Lipetz, Ben-Ami; Paulson, Peter J. – 1984
To study the users and use of the subject searching capability offered by the new online public catalog at the New York State Library (NYSL) a study was begun before the catalog change in mid-1983 and continued for a considerable time after the change. Data were collected during three 1-week periods; one preceded the catalog change and two…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Facilities
Markey, Karen; Demeyer, Anh N. – 1986
In this research project, subject terms from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Schedules and Relative Index were incorporated into an online catalog as searcher's tools for subject access, browsing, and display. Four features of the DDC were employed to help searchers browse for and match their own subject terms with the online catalog's…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Databases, Dewey Decimal Classification
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Taylor, Raymond G., Jr. – Information Technology and Libraries, 1988
Describes the power of queuing models as a source of detailed, expected performance measures for online catalogs. An illustration of such a performance analysis is provided, and its value to library administrators is discussed. (9 notes with references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Computer Terminals, Evaluation Criteria, Library Planning, Measurement Techniques
Frost, Carolyn O. – 1985
This research study addressed four issues relating to subject searching in online catalogs: faculty and student use of subject searching in library catalogs; users' knowledge of and use of the Library of Congress Subject Headings List (LCSH) in a controlled subject heading search; strategies for teaching effective subject searching; and users'…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Faculty, Higher Education
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services. – 1987
This report from the governor-appointed Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND), which makes recommendations for updating the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's library automation policy, comprises a summary of the council's recommendations and 14 issue papers. These papers, which make up the major part of the report, are…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Government Role
California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library. – 1986
This document describes an investigation designed to examine the possibilities for using both existing and new technologies to increase and enhance public service capabilities at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Library, and to recommend an ongoing mechanism for assessing priorities for the application of technology in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Storage
Watson, Paula; Heim, Kathleen – 1984
Intended to be a comprehensive analysis of the use of government documents at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), this project was designed in particular to ascertain to what degree provision of full bibliographic control at UIUC facilitates documents use. A point-of-exit questionnaire was used to determine user status,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Cataloging, Depository Libraries