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Simpson, Carol – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Describes the development of a formula to determine the needed quantity of computers for a school library. Four types of information technology activities (administrative, personal productive, class/group productive, online public access catalog) and several variables (age levels served, campus focus, number of staff, size of student body, average…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Information Technology
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Seiden, Peggy; Sullivan, Patricia – Library Hi Tech, 1986
Describes the process of developing and revising a brochure to guide library patrons in conducting an author search on an online public access catalog in order to demonstrate the application of four steps in production of a functional document--analysis; planning; development; evaluation, testing, and revision. Three sources are given. (EJS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Libraries, Higher Education, Information Systems
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Spore, Stuart – Library Hi Tech, 1991
Discussion of downloading from online public access catalogs focuses on downloading to MS-DOS microcomputers from the INNOPAC online catalog system. Tools for capturing and postprocessing downloaded files are described, technical and institutional constraints on downloading are addressed, and an innovative program for overcoming such constraints…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Databases, Higher Education
Christensen, Paul – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1991
Discussion of planning for automation in school libraries focuses on plans in the North Kitsap (Washington) School District. Highlights include selection of microcomputer-based hardware and software to support local area and wide area networks; a circulation system and an online public access catalog (OPAC); and database creation and retrospective…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Martin, Ron G. – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes guidelines for an online public access catalog (OPAC) workstation that will support the terminal, printer, and other peripherals. Workstation dimensions, lighting, wire management, printer and paper, acoustical treatment, seating, storage for books and coats, wastebasket, and interior decoration are addressed. Flexibility and simplicity…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design, Design Requirements
Fahey, Barbara J.; Campbell, Douglas G. – 1985
This study focuses on the planning necessary to support library instruction for an online public access catalog in an academic library. The installation of an online catalog is viewed as an opportunity for librarians to teach effective use of the library catalog. The project report consists of a review of the literature pertaining to the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Library Catalogs
Klatt, Edward C.; And Others – 1995
This guide reviews the basic principles of Internet exploration for the novice user, describing various functions and utilizing "onscreen" displays. The introduction explains what the Internet is, and provides historical information. The introduction is followed by a listing of Internet hardware and software (freeware and shareware),…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Electronic Mail, Information Systems
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Fayen, Emily Gallup – Library Technology Reports, 1984
Briefly reviews history of library automation before discussing factors that libraries should consider before choosing to go online (collection size, machine-readable database, computer equipment, costs), and features of online catalogs (database organization, search features, authority files, display options). Information about selected online…
Descriptors: Databases, Display Systems, Information Retrieval, Information Systems
Tyckoson, David A., Ed. – 1991
This book addresses the problem of when a library has limited catalog access, and explores various technological methods to expand the catalog beyond its traditional boundaries. Fourteen chapters describe catalog projects in individual libraries: (1) "Enhancing Access to Information: Building Catalogs for the Future" (David A. Tyckoson);…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records
Yee, Martha M. – 1999
This paper describes the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) guidelines for librarians charged with customizing OPAC (online public access catalog) software and vendors and producers of this software. The guidelines are intended to apply to all types of catalog, including World Wide Web-based catalogs, GUI…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Guidelines
Reinwand, Louis; And Others – 1994
This manual is designed to assist public libraries in Utah in their use of the Internet. Many of the examples used were created specifically to explain the use of products that the Utah Library Network provides for public libraries in Utah. The introduction provides background history and general information about the Internet and general…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Indexes, Interlibrary Loans
Lawrence, Gary S.; And Others – 1982
This document outlines the methodology to be used for analyzing and reporting data collected through questionnaires at the various libraries of the University of California in April and May of 1982, as the second phase of an online public access catalog (OPAC) evaluation project. It is noted that the project was designed to enable systems…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
Kirby, Steven, Comp. – 1991
This guide was developed to support Internet access to library catalogs at the University of Georgia (UGA). Since the UGA Libraries can only connect to the Internet using TELNET 3270 emulation, this guide is restricted to library systems which support that protocol. Section 1 of the guide presents the commands that are needed to gain access to the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Higher Education
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services. – 1988
This guide is designed to assist school librarians in becoming part of the planned statewide school library network in Hawaii. Approaches to the guide for librarians at all stages of planning are suggested, and an overview of the benefits, goals, steps, and historical development are provided together with a model of the networking plan. The steps…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers
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Cipolla, Wilma Reid – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1988
Suggests ways of using computers to access the periodical literature including integrated public access catalogs; natural language display; network access to area union lists; links between indexing and location tools; access to journal content through the online catalog; broadened search capabilities; and remote user access with document…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Higher Education, Information Seeking
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