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Cousins, Shirley – Electronic Library, 1999
Considers some of the major technical and organizational issues involved in virtual-catalog production, contrasting them with the traditional union catalog approach exemplified by COPAC, an online public-access catalog composed of academic libraries in the United Kingdom. Suggest a method of integrating these two models of the union catalog.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Babu, B. Ramesh; O'Brien, Ann – Electronic Library, 2000
Discussion of Web-based online public access catalogs (OPACs) focuses on a review of six Web OPAC interfaces in use in academic libraries in the United Kingdom. Presents a checklist and guidelines of important features and functions that are currently available, including search strategies, access points, display, links, and layout. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Check Lists, Computer Interfaces
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Rowley, Jenny E.; Fisher, Shelagh – Education for Information, 1992
Describes how BookshelF software, a library management system, has been integrated into the library and information management curriculum at Manchester Polytechnic (England), and discusses the learning objectives that have been achieved. The use of BookshelF modules for ordering, circulation control, cataloging, OPAC (online public access…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Software, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Tedd, Lucy A. – Journal of Documentation, 1987
Reviews developments in the use of computer systems in libraries in Great Britain, North America, and other countries from 1966 to date. Highlights include MARC developments, cooperative cataloging services, use of microcomputers and minicomputers, turnkey systems, and online public access catalogs; 102 references are provided. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Cooperative Programs, Developed Nations
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Kinsella, Janet; Bryant, Philip – Library Trends, 1987
Reviews recent and current research and development projects in the United Kingdom dealing with online information systems. Main areas of research (systems design, impact on user behavior and organizational structure, ergonomics and bibliographic factors) and research techniques (features analysis, transaction log analysis, surveys and comparative…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Databases, Evaluation Methods