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Aanonson, John – Online Review, 1987
Compares features of online public access catalogs (OPACs) at six British universities: (1) Cambridge; (2) Hull; (3) Newcastle; (4) Surrey; (5) Sussex; and (6) York. Results of keyword subject searches on two topics performed on each of the OPACs are reported and compared. Six references are listed. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries
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Akeroyd, John – Journal of Documentation, 1990
Discussion of online public access catalogs focuses on a study that evaluated 3 different systems in Great Britain. Comparative evaluations were made using structured exercises to determine searching techniques and transaction logs to investigate user behavior. Comments on future research are also given. (12 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Library Catalogs
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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