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Bolton, Brooke A. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
A checklist evaluation on thirty-seven Women's Studies programs conducted using the individual institutions' online public access catalogs (OPACs) is presented. Although Women's Studies collections are very difficult to build, an evaluation of existing programs shows that collections, for the most part, have managed substantial coverage of the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Womens Studies, Program Evaluation, Online Catalogs
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Brown, Christopher C. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Data
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Maxey-Harris, Charlene – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discover what libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries are subscribing to in support of multicultural and diversity research. A list of bibliographic and digital collections was created and searched for in the online public access catalogs of academic and research libraries in 2005 and 2008. A…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Online Catalogs, Multicultural Education, Electronic Journals
Webb, Paula L.; Nero, Muriel D. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Libraries of all types are incorporating Web 2.0 features to attract users as well as to showcase library services. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) has become more user-friendly with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
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Osa, Justina O. – Acquisitions Librarian, 2005
Resources found in the typical education library that supports teacher education programs often include print and non-print library items, and other items that are unique to education library collections. This article attempts to share what the education library is doing to integrate all of its resources irrespective of their formats. The main…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Educational Resources
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Lowe, M. Sara – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The non-standard practice at Cowles Library at Drake University has been to display electronic journals and some print journals in the Knowledge Base while simultaneously listing print journals and some electronic journals in the online public access catalog (OPAC). The result was a system that made it difficult for patrons to determine our…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Online Catalogs, Access to Information
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Kennedy, Sean P. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Today's electronic information landscape is growing exponentially with no signs of slowing. This poses a significant challenge for academic libraries. Librarians must continually learn and adapt to harness this explosion of resources. To fulfill their claim as the leaders in the information field they must be effective in providing access and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Online Catalogs
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Willson, Rebekah; Given, Lisa M. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper presents a qualitative exploration of university students' experience of searching an online public access catalogue. The study investigated how students conceptualise their searching process, as well as how students understand themselves as seekers of information. Method: Following a search task, thirty-eight…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Self Concept, Online Systems, Coding
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
21-year-old Aaron Swartz is attempting to turn the library world upside down. He is taking on the subscription-based WorldCat, the largest bibliographic database on the planet, by building a free online book catalog that anyone can update. Many academic librarians are wary of Mr. Swartz's project because it will allow nonlibrarians, who may be…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Online Catalogs, Internet, Access to Information
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Kohn, Karen; McCloy, Eric – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Landman Library is two-thirds of the way through a three-stage process of migrating to the Koha open-source integrated library system (http://koha-community.org). We are an academic library with roughly 143,000 volumes, six professional librarians, and three support staff. The migration to open source was driven by the desire to access our own…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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Ismail, Mohd Nasir; Mamat, Nurfaezah; Jamaludin, Adnan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of WebOPAC Self Training Tool with Guided Exploration (WSTTG), WebOPAC Self Training Tool with non-guided exploration (WSTT) and Traditional (T) groups as the learning strategies on information literacy (IL) skills standards among first year degree students in Malaysian public university. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Search Strategies, Information Literacy
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Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Internet, Check Lists
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
Twenty-one scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the tenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Research Needs, Student Research, Research Projects
Ury, Connie Jo., Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed. – Online Submission, 2005
These proceedings document the fifth year of the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium", held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Thirty five peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, written by academic librarians, and presented at the symposium are included in this volume. Many of the entries have…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Reference Materials, Search Engines, Marketing
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Dinet, Jrme; Favart, Monik; Passerault, Jean-Michel – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2004
Boolean systems still constitute most of the installed base of online public access catalogues (OPACs) in the French universities even if many studies have shown that Boolean operators are not frequently used by non-librarian users (by contrast with professional librarians). The first study examined the use of Boolean operators by French…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Librarians, Foreign Countries, College Students
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