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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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Moore, Kate B.; Greene, Courtney – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Within the next few years, traditional online public access catalogs will be replaced by more robust and interconnected discovery layers that can serve as primary public interfaces to simultaneously search many separate collections of resources. Librarians have envisioned this type of discovery tool since the 1980s, and research shows that…
Descriptors: Libraries, Online Catalogs, Computer Interfaces, Discovery Processes
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Bolton, Brooke A. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
A checklist evaluation on thirty-seven Women's Studies programs conducted using the individual institutions' online public access catalogs (OPACs) is presented. Although Women's Studies collections are very difficult to build, an evaluation of existing programs shows that collections, for the most part, have managed substantial coverage of the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Womens Studies, Program Evaluation, Online Catalogs
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Brown, Christopher C. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Data
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Russo, Christina T.; Luhtala, Michelle; Sapienza, Donna – Knowledge Quest, 2012
New Canaan, Connecticut, is a community of approximately twenty thousand residents, located fifty miles northeast of New York City. It was ranked second in the nation as an education town within its demographic category, according to Schools.org. In 2005 the high school rolled out an interdisciplinary project with freshmen health teachers to embed…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Physical Health, Learning Experience, High School Freshmen
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Maxey-Harris, Charlene – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discover what libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries are subscribing to in support of multicultural and diversity research. A list of bibliographic and digital collections was created and searched for in the online public access catalogs of academic and research libraries in 2005 and 2008. A…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Online Catalogs, Multicultural Education, Electronic Journals
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Goh, Tiong-Thye – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper investigates differences in how male and female students perceived a short message service (SMS) library catalog search service when adopting it. Based on a sample of 90 students, the results suggest that there are significant differences in perceived usefulness and intention to use but no significant differences in self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Females, Self Efficacy, Intention, Libraries
Johnson, Tom – Library Media Connection, 2009
School library websites enhance and explain the services provided by the library. Most schools have a library website. Jurkowski (2004) reviewed thirty-four school library websites and ranked the most common features: website links, databases, policies, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and websites by subject. These features give patrons a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, School Libraries, Online Catalogs, Internet
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Matthews, J. Greg – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
It is easy to lament the shortcomings of traditional online public access catalogs (OPACs) in the Google Age. Users cannot, for example, usually input a snippet of a long-forgotten pop song's chorus into an online library catalog and almost instantly retrieve a relevant result along with hundreds of other options. On the other hand, should OPACs…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Literature Reviews, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews
Rethlefsen, Melissa L. – Library Journal, 2007
Traditional library web products, whether online public access catalogs, library databases, or even library web sites, have long been rigidly controlled and difficult to use. Patrons regularly prefer Google's simple interface. Now social bookmarking and tagging tools help librarians bridge the gap between the library's need to offer authoritative,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Librarians, Internet, Web Sites
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Hartman, Joel L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2008
Information technology has been an important part of higher education since the development of the lantern slide in the mid-1800s. However, occasions in which the academy has been "transformed" by technology are rare. Viewed in a historical perspective, these occasions can be considered as a series of three epochs: the online public-access catalog…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Learning Theories
Webb, Paula L.; Nero, Muriel D. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Libraries of all types are incorporating Web 2.0 features to attract users as well as to showcase library services. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) has become more user-friendly with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
Hane, Paula J. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Despite lower attendance than in the past and blustery, cold weather, the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Denver in January offered lots of news from industry vendors and lots of opportunities to discuss important issues and trends. In this report, the author highlights some of the most important product announcements with a…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Online Catalogs, Library Services, Library Associations
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Fang, Wei; Crawford, Marjorie E. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
Although there is a proliferation of information available on the Web, and law professors, students, and other users have a variety of channels to locate information and complete their research activities, the law library catalog still remains an important source for offering users access to information that has been evaluated and cataloged by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Law Libraries, Online Catalogs, Internet
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Xia, Wei – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2003
Provides an overview of research conducted at Victoria University of Wellington regarding differing perceptions and expectations of user communities and librarians related to the usability of digital services. Considers access to services, currency of information on the Web site, the online public access catalog, databases, electronic journals,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Databases, Electronic Journals
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