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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
Kochmer, Jonathan – 1993
The purpose of this guide is to help computer network users get over the hurdle of new technologies. Every Internet user is different, but most network activities depend on the mastery of three basic skills: using electronic mail (e-mail) to communicate with other Internet users; logging in to remote computers with a service called Telnet, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Databases, Directories
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Bills, Linda G.; Helgerson, Linda W. – Library Hi Tech, 1988
Reports information gathered from eight vendors on the preparation of bibliographic data for CD-ROM public access catalogs: (1) sources of bibliographic records; (2) duplicate record handling; (3) holdings and location information; (4) maintaining the database; (5) authority control; (7) record corrections; (7) extraction of subsets; (8)…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Comparative Analysis, Database Design
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Rosenberg, Jason B.; Borgman, Christine L. – Information Technology and Libraries, 1991
Outlines a process for downloading MARC format bibliographic data into a form readable for an Apple Macintosh computer running HyperCard software. Loading procedures for two data sources--an OCLC format tape and records from UCLA's ORION public access catalog--are discussed, and the use of a minicomputer system is considered. (eight references)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Records, Guidelines, Higher Education
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 1991
Highlighting the issues that confront small libraries who are exploring automation options, this report focuses on microcomputer-based automation systems for circulation and an online patron access catalog (OPAC). The information provided outlines some of the questions that librarians must ask themselves or vendors before they select a specific…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Software Evaluation, Costs, Database Management Systems
Intner, Sheila S.; Weihs, Jean – 1996
Introducing cataloging students, beginning catalogers, copy catalogers, and department administrators to the principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing, this revised text provides a simple, solid foundation for standard practices of cataloging and bibliographic control in the United States and Canada. The book reviews major…
Descriptors: Authority Control (Information), Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging