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Beheshti, Jamshid; And Others – Information Technology and Libraries, 1996
Describes PACE (Public Access Catalogue Extension), an alternative interface designed to enhance online catalogs by simulating images of books and library shelves to help users browse through the catalog. Results of a test in a college library against a text-based online public access catalog, including student attitudes, are described.…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Computer Graphics, Computer Interfaces
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Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Technology and Libraries, 1992
Discusses methods of browsing in online public access catalogs (OPACs) and describes one method that uses information pertaining to the physical description of books from MARC records to simulate images of books on a library shelf. Electronic browsing through MARC is discussed, and methods of enhancing OPACs are reviewed. (51 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs, Online Catalogs