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Ferl, Terry Ellen; Milsap, Larry – Information Technology and Libraries, 1996
Researchers studying subject searching distributed an online questionnaire to users who access the University of California's online public access catalog, MELVYL, from public access terminals in the libraries of the University of California at Santa Cruz. This article discusses the results of transaction log analysis, comparison of in-library and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Computers, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Walton, Carol; And Others – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1986
Surveys of student and faculty attitudes toward proposed online public access catalogs were conducted in 1984 at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore. The traditional card catalog was generally favored; only Swarthmore's faculty gave majority support to the online catalog. Differences between colleges may result from Swarthmore's greater experience with…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Card Catalogs, College Faculty, College Libraries
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Folda, Linda; And Others – North Carolina Libraries, 1989
Issues related to library online systems are discussed in six articles. Topics covered include staff education through vendor demonstrations, evaluation of online public access catalogs, the impact of integrated online systems on cataloging operations, the merits of smart and dumb barcodes, and points to consider in planning for the next online…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation
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Shemberg, Marian; Grossman, Cheryl – Library Hi Tech, 1999
Describes a survey dealing with academic library provision of electronic journals and other electronic resources that compared ARL (Association of Research Libraries) members to non-ARL members. Highlights include full-text electronic journals; computers in libraries; online public access catalogs; interlibrary loan and electronic reserves; access…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Archives, Comparative Analysis
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Steinberg, David; Metz, Paul – College and Research Libraries, 1984
Findings of study of user perceptions of online public access catalog in an academic library system indicate that: most patrons learned to use system from printed instructions; next most frequent sources of information were library staff and help feature; most patrons were extremely satisfied with system. Six references are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs
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Shires, Nancy Lee; Olszak, Lydia P. – RQ, 1992
Discusses basic principles of human-computer interface design that will be helpful to librarians involved in designing effective OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) screens. Highlights include physical features; general principles; menu screens; commands; inquiry screens; messages, including help screens; and organizational considerations,…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Design Requirements, Library Catalogs, Man Machine Systems
Ensor, Pat – 1990
This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (ISU) Library User Information System (LUIS), the online public access catalog (OPAC). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on LUIS…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Literacy, Demography, Higher Education
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
Fannin, Mary JoEllen – 1993
This study suggests that it is important to study library users' reaction to and satisfaction with the instruction given to them for use of the online public access catalog (OPAC). The objective of this study was to discover the types of instruction that users at the Beavercreek Community Library (Ohio) feel are most useful in learning the OPAC.…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Intermode Differences, Library Catalogs, Library Guides
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Matthews, Joseph R.; Lawrence, Gary S. – Information Technology and Libraries, 1984
Reports on the Online Catalog Public Access Project, a survey of users and nonusers in 31 U.S. libraries conducted for the Council on Library Resources. Characteristics of users, tasks, library setting, and system interface that affect user satisfaction are identified. A 25-item bibliography and user questionnaire are appended. (7 references) (EJS)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Display Systems, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs
Markey, Karen – 1983
The Subject Access Research Project was initiated by OCLC in August 1979 to study the process of subject searching in the library catalog, with the objective of identifying features for an automated subject retrieval system which would support the present search tactics employed by library users performing manual subject searches at the library…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Information Retrieval, Interviews, Library Automation
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O'Rourke, Victoria – Information Technology and Libraries, 1987
The development, field testing, and evaluation of a checklist approach to selecting an integrated library automation system are described, and recommendations for using this approach are outlined. The checklist, which is divided into five main sections of catalog features and functions, is appended. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Field Tests
Illinois Univ., Urbana. University Library. – 1993
In 1990, the Online Catalog Advisory Committee (OCAC) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) charged a subcommittee with developing and implementing ways to measure the impact of the expanded online catalog on staff, users, collections, and library operations. The UIUC's online public access catalog, ILLINET (Illinois Library and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Lawrence, Gary S. – 1982
A national study of users and non-users of public access online catalog systems (OPACs) was undertaken at 29 libraries, representing 15 computer systems, to provide data and interpretations useful to system designers and library administrators. The findings indicate that users have overwhelmingly positive responses to OPACs. Non-users have…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Design Requirements, Library Administration, Library Automation
Schiller, Nancy – 1992
This publication describes the results of a 1992 survey of Association of Research Libraries member libraries to determine the extent to which they are becoming virtual libraries, i.e., libraries in which computer and telecommunications technologies make access to a wide range of information resources possible. Areas covered by the survey included…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Electronic Journals
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