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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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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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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
Moen, William E. – 2001
This paper discusses two efforts that offer solution paths to interoperability of the Z39.50 standard protocol for information retrieval. The first section provides background on interoperability and Z39.50, identifying the categories of syntactic protocol interoperability, functional protocol interoperability, and semantic interoperability. The…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs
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
Manjarrez, Carlos A.; Schoembs, Kyle – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Over the past decade, policy discussions about public access computing in libraries have focused on the role that these institutions play in bridging the digital divide. In these discussions, public access computing services are generally targeted at individuals who either cannot afford a computer and Internet access, or have never received formal…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computers, Public Libraries, Internet
Helal, Ahmed H., Ed.; Weiss, Joachim W., Ed. – 1993
Following a prefatory tribute to distinguished librarian Herbert S. White, this publication includes the following papers, mainly focused on user needs and library services in the electronic library age: "Information Technology, Users, and Intermediaries in the 21st Century: Some Observations and Predictions" (Herbert S. White);…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Computer Networks, Electronic Libraries
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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
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Salmon, Stephen R. – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1983
This description of the functional characteristics of 20 online public catalogs in libraries in the United States notes their origin and scope, search methods, access points, search commands, record displays, user assistance, database and technical characteristics, and costs. Six references and illustrative material are provided. (EJS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Databases, Display Systems, Information Retrieval
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