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Carson, Elizabeth – Canadian Library Journal, 1985
This survey of the literature reveals user and professional opinions of changes in subject access features available for online public access catalogs. Highlights include expanded access to fields already incorporated into traditional MARC record, access to context of the record, and design of the user interface. Twenty-four references are cited.…
Descriptors: Display Systems, Library Catalogs, Library Services, Library Surveys
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Bazillion, Richard J.; Scott, Sue – Canadian Library Journal, 1991
Describes the planning process for designing a new library for Algoma University College (Ontario). Topics discussed include the building committee, library policy, design considerations, an electric system that supports computer technology, library automation, the online public access catalog (OPAC), furnishings and interior environment, and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Networks, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design
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Lighthall, Lynne – Canadian Library Journal, 1990
Reports results of a 1989 survey of vendors who supply microcomputer-based modular and integrated systems to Canadian school libraries for automation of six basic library functions: acquisitions, cataloging, online public access catalogs, circulation, serials management, and media management. System installations by region, vendor, and type of…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems
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Cherry, Joan M.; Clinton, Marshall – Canadian Library Journal, 1992
Reports results of 1990 study that examined user satisfaction with OPACs (online public access catalogs) at 5 Ontario universities through interviews with 2,916 students and faculty members. Data on OPAC and computer experience, learning methods, and the effects of several variables on satisfaction are analyzed for the entire sample and for each…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Literacy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Horny, Karen L. – Canadian Library Journal, 1983
This discussion of the major issues concerning online public access library catalogs highlights types of systems, user behavior, structure of systems and user-friendly information retrieval methods (menus, fuzzy matches, prompters), and additional search strategy features (limits, browsing, truncation). Three references are listed. (EJS)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs
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deBruijn, Debbie; Matheson, Arden – Canadian Library Journal, 1987
Describes the implementation of remote public access to the online catalog at the University of Calgary and discusses the technical considerations and difficulties encountered. The resulting cooperative efforts of the library and the university computing center are outlined, and several library service related issues are raised. (CLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Equipment, Higher Education
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Clinton, Marshall – Canadian Library Journal, 1982
Describes the online catalog in a university library, including the database, the database index, user instruction, the command language and search capabilities, functions of various commands, statistics generated to monitor system use, and hardware for both public access and staff use. (CHC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Foreign Countries, Higher Education