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Matthews, Joseph R. – Information Services & Use, 1994
Describes the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the inclusion of abstracting and indexing industry databases in OPACs. Topics addressed include the implications of including abstracting and indexing tape and CD-ROM products in OPACs; the need for standards allowing library systems to communicate with dissimilar CD-ROM products; and computer,…
Descriptors: Abstracting, Bibliographic Databases, Business, Computer Networks
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Solomon, Paul – Information Services & Use, 1997
Naturalistic observation and questioning of children grades 1-6 in school library media centers investigated their intentions, purposes, search terms, strategies, successes, and breakdowns in accessing fiction through Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs). Presents a framework of perspectives (individual, social cultural, task, time and timing) to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Childrens Literature, Computer Literacy, Computer Software Evaluation
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Smith, Neil – Information Services & Use, 1996
Discusses the use of the Z39.50 standard for information retrieval in the British Library's efforts toward networked information retrieval and online public access catalogs in cooperation with the European Union and other countries. OSI (open systems interconnection) and project ONE (a collaborative project in the European Union) are explained.…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Information Networks