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Bailey, Kieren – Computers in Libraries, 2011
What do Google Maps and a library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels, and restaurants are close by. Librarians must find the ultimate OPAC that will provide, in one place, all the…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Librarians, Libraries, Users (Information)
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Fidler, Linda M.; Johnson, Debra Wilcox – Public Libraries, 1994
Discusses and compares the incorporation of technology by larger public libraries in Canada and the United States. Technology mentioned includes online public access catalogs; remote and local online database searching; microcomputers and software for public use; and fax, voice mail, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf and Teletype writer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks, Databases
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Kieran, Shirley; Sauve, Diane – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Provides an overview of the Quebec National Library (Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec, or BNQ) Web site. Highlights include issues related to content, design, and technology; IRIS, the BNQ online public access catalog; development of the multimedia catalog; software; digitization of documents; links to bibliographic records; and future…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Records, Computer Software, Content Analysis, Design Requirements
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Bazillion, Richard J.; Scott, Sue – Canadian Library Journal, 1991
Describes the planning process for designing a new library for Algoma University College (Ontario). Topics discussed include the building committee, library policy, design considerations, an electric system that supports computer technology, library automation, the online public access catalog (OPAC), furnishings and interior environment, and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Networks, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design
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Electronic Library, 1997
A follow-up interview with librarians from Hong Kong, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand about library automation systems in their libraries and their plans for the future. Discusses system performance, upgrades, services, resources, intranets, trends in automation, Web interfaces, full-text image/document systems, document delivery, OPACs…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Document Delivery, Foreign Countries, Full Text Databases
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Kirkland, Janice, Ed. – Library Trends, 1989
Eleven articles discuss the response of library users and personnel to automation. Topics covered include computerized reference services, online public access catalogs, paraprofessional staff perceptions of technology, organizational and managerial impacts of automation, workshops on new technology, gender differences in motivation to manage and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Librarian Attitudes
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Lighthall, Lynne – Canadian Library Journal, 1990
Reports results of a 1989 survey of vendors who supply microcomputer-based modular and integrated systems to Canadian school libraries for automation of six basic library functions: acquisitions, cataloging, online public access catalogs, circulation, serials management, and media management. System installations by region, vendor, and type of…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems
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Cherry, Joan M.; Clinton, Marshall – Canadian Library Journal, 1992
Reports results of 1990 study that examined user satisfaction with OPACs (online public access catalogs) at 5 Ontario universities through interviews with 2,916 students and faculty members. Data on OPAC and computer experience, learning methods, and the effects of several variables on satisfaction are analyzed for the entire sample and for each…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Literacy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Murphy, Catherine, Ed. – 1992
This collection of 23 articles compiled from school library journals address the special needs that make automation problematic for school libraries. The articles are divided into five sections: an overview of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) development (4 titles); evaluating OPAC systems (4 titles); implementing OPAC systems (6 titles);…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This paper describes the findings of a study of 1517 public library Websites in Australia, Canada, and the United States over a period of four years. These Websites are referred to as 'electronic branches' of the libraries, thereby extending the definition of physical library branches into the digital realm. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Holley, Robert P., Ed. – Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 1989
Issues relating to subject control in online catalogs are addressed in 15 articles. Practical topics such as the importance of public service/technical service communication in subject cataloging are interspersed with such research issues as the promise of artificial intelligence in improving subject retrieval. An overview bibliography of subject…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bilingualism, Cataloging, Dictionaries
Pick, Paula – 1985
This report discusses the implementation of DOBIS, an online, integrated library system run on a shared-use mainframe computer, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Library during 1984 and 1985. General information about BCIT, the library, and DOBIS is provided, and the project background is discussed. An overview of the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries
Griebel, Rosemary – 2000
This paper discusses the development and implementation of the VISUNET:CANADA Partners Program, an innovative, cooperative model of library service for blind and print disabled Canadians. The ultimate purpose of the model is to advance information equity for blind and print disabled individuals, wherever they live, by positioning the local library…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cooperative Programs, Foreign Countries, Library Cooperation
Appavoo, Patricia J. – 1986
This paper examines the relocation of Athabasca University, an open-access, distance education institution, from Edmonton to Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, and the effect of that move on the library. Factors that helped make the move successful are discussed, including the 5-year institutional planning process; a government grant for the purchase of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Campus Planning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
Intner, Sheila S.; Weihs, Jean – 1996
Introducing cataloging students, beginning catalogers, copy catalogers, and department administrators to the principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing, this revised text provides a simple, solid foundation for standard practices of cataloging and bibliographic control in the United States and Canada. The book reviews major…
Descriptors: Authority Control (Information), Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging
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