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Richards, Timothy F. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1984
Discusses key issues to be addressed in planning for introduction of online public access catalog in academic research library environment. Purpose of catalog, reasons to adopt catalog, user behavior, use of catalog records, authority control, shared or unique systems, and impact on staff are highlighted. Seventy-three sources are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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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
Brenneise, Harvey – 1989
This report was prepared by an internal strategic planning committee of the James White Library at Andrews University, whose primary responsibility is to support instructional, service, and research programs through the acquisition, organization, maintenance, and availability of appropriate library resources. The report serves three purposes: (1)…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Libraries, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
Tiffany, Connie – Library Journal, 1982
Discusses the user-oriented design, technology application, and innovative re-organization employed in the new facility of the Iowa City Public Library. Shelving of audiovisual materials, open access, cable television, the online catalog, and staffing considerations are noted. Nine references are cited. (EJS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cable Television, Community Information Services, Computer Science
Appavoo, Patricia J. – 1986
This paper examines the relocation of Athabasca University, an open-access, distance education institution, from Edmonton to Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, and the effect of that move on the library. Factors that helped make the move successful are discussed, including the 5-year institutional planning process; a government grant for the purchase of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Campus Planning, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City. – 1992
The Central Libraries Automated Network (CLAN) of Nevada is a cooperative system which shares circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions systems and numerous online databases. Its mission is to provide public access to information and efficient library administration through shared computer systems, databases, and telecommunications. This document…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Bibliographic Databases, Computer Networks