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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
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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
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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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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Foster, Clifton Dale – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1995
A project demonstrated the feasibility of accessing library information (online public access catalogs, commercial online databases, Internet) from a distance using handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs) equipped with cellular communication capability. The study is described, and other uses of wireless communications in libraries and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Databases
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Clyde, L. Anne – School Libraries in Canada, 2000
Discusses the value of school library automation, and suggests that an automated school library is the right of every child and teacher. Examines the role of the teacher librarian in the current environment; advantages of Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs); and trends towards greater convergence in information technology applications in the…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Chen, Ching-chih – Microcomputers for Information Management: An International Journal for Library and Information Services, 1986
This discussion of information technology and its impact on library operations and services emphasizes the development of microcomputer and laser optical disc technologies. Libraries' earlier responses to bibliographic utilities, online databases, and online public access catalogs are described, and future directions for library services are…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
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Shaw, Debora – Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 1991
Discusses the human-computer interface as it relates to information technology and retrieval. Principles of interface design are examined, including visual display features and help messages; information retrieval applications are described, including online searching, CD-ROM, online public access catalogs (OPACs), and full-text databases; and…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Evaluation Criteria, Full Text Databases, Guidelines
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Akeroyd, John – Electronic Library, 1988
Discussion of the application of CD-ROM technology for online public access catalogs (OPACs) covers: (1) the production process; (2) costs; (3) advantages and disadvantages of using CD-ROM; (4) current CD-ROM applications; and (5) future developments. (5 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Costs, Information Technology, Library Automation, Microcomputers
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Sturges, Paul – Electronic Library, 1992
Discussion of humanities research focuses on activities of the British Library Research and Development Department (BLRDD), particularly the Humanities Information Review Panel. The influence of technology on humanities research is considered, including word processing, greater availability of computer networks, and the online public access…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Phillips, John C.; King-Blandford, Marcia – Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 1997
With the introduction of the library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), CD-ROMs, the Internet, and OhioLINK, the University of Toledo library is faced with technological, instructional, and other challenges. The main challenge is the lack of a mediated classroom for group instruction. Current paper-based teaching methods do not always allow…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Group Instruction, Information Technology
Nixon, Carol, Comp. – 2002
This book contains presentations from the 17th annual Computers in Libraries Conference. Topics covered include: chatting with a librarian; verbots for library Web sites; collaborative IT (Information Technology) planning at Montgomery County Public Library (Maryland); designing a local government taxonomy; Weblogs; new roles for librarians in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Management
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Williams, Kate – Library Quarterly, 2012
The informatics moment is the moment when a person seeks help in using some digital technology that is new to him or her. This article examines the informatics moment in people's everyday lives as they sought help at a branch public library. Four types of literacy were involved: basic literacy (reading and writing), computer literacy (use of a…
Descriptors: Library Services, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Social Capital
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
Morrell, Linda Esslinger – 1993
The information that high school library media specialists in Georgia have about the Georgia Online Database (GOLD), interlibrary loan, and online access was investigated. This study also evaluated whether they have the funding for GOLD and related technology. A 45-item questionnaire was developed and sent to a stratified random sample of 128…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Feasibility Studies, High Schools, Information Technology
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