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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
Rockman, Ilene F.; Adalian, Paul T., Jr. – 1987
This report is designed to raise issues and concerns which will affect the successful implementation of an education and training program once an online public access catalog (OLPAC) has been installed in the Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo. Information presented in the document was gathered…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Costs, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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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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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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Hildreth, Charles R. – Information Technology and Libraries, 1983
This editorial addresses the issue of whether or not to provide free-text, keyword/boolean search capabilities in the information retrieval mechanisms of online public access catalogs and discusses online catalogs developed prior to 1980--keyword searching, phrase searching, and precoordination and postcoordination. (EJS)
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs, Library Planning, Online Systems
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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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Riger, Robert E. – Special Libraries, 1992
Discusses retrospective catalog conversion from the viewpoint of a law firm library. Topics discussed include reasons for retrospective conversion; preplanning; suggestions for the selection of software; conducting an inventory of the collection; sources of MARC bibliographic records; setting up an online public access catalog; and marketing…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Records, Computer Software Selection, Guidelines, Law Libraries
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Kaplan, Denise P. – Library Hi Tech, 1984
Addresses the importance of item specific information to online public access catalog users and conversion planning. Options for attaching item specific information to bibliographic records are described: conversion via local system terminal, automatic item creation from OCLC bibliographic records, custom label programs. Examples of bar codes are…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Databases, Display Systems, Library Automation
Christensen, Paul – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1991
Discussion of planning for automation in school libraries focuses on plans in the North Kitsap (Washington) School District. Highlights include selection of microcomputer-based hardware and software to support local area and wide area networks; a circulation system and an online public access catalog (OPAC); and database creation and retrospective…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Coppola, Elaine – Library Hi Tech, 1983
Identifies factors to consider in creating and implementing an online public access catalog training program for library staff members. Form of program (lecture with demonstration, programed instruction, computer-based education, workshop), training materials, content of training, practical arrangement, training evaluation and feedback, and…
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Library Catalogs, Library Education, Library Personnel
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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
Murphy, Catherine, Ed. – 1992
This collection of 23 articles compiled from school library journals address the special needs that make automation problematic for school libraries. The articles are divided into five sections: an overview of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) development (4 titles); evaluating OPAC systems (4 titles); implementing OPAC systems (6 titles);…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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
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
Potter, William Gray – 1983
To check on the status of online cataloging developments in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions in 1983, a brief questionnaire was sent to ARL libraries that had indicated or reported some progress toward an online catalog. The sample was not intended to be representative of all ARL libraries, and it did not necessarily…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Catalogs, Library Planning
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