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Wilder, Dean; Greenfield, Rich – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Describes the Library of Congress's Experimental Search System (ESS), a Web-based online public access catalog that introduced new search methods to replace Boolean searching as well as powerful navigational aids for browsing and cross-linking. Discusses problems, ESS user comments, acceptance by Library of Congress staff, and future…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Library Automation, Library Catalogs
Greenfield, Rich – 1997
The author argues that traditional library cataloging (MARC) and the online public access catalog (OPAC) are in collision with the world of the Internet because items in electronic formats undergo MARC cataloging only on a very selective basis. Also the library profession initially isolated itself from World Wide Web development by predicting no…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Authority Control (Information), Automatic Indexing, Bibliographic Records