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White, Frank – Library Software Review, 1994
Discussion of online help systems in online public access catalogs (OPACs) focuses on a study that evaluated the online help system for the NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System) OPAC. Features of the system reviewed include online functions; training features; general interface features; access points; and message content and display…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Library Catalogs, Online Catalogs, Search Strategies
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Elsweiler, John A., Jr.; And Others – Library Software Review, 1990
Presents summaries of 12 papers presented at the 1990 Computers in Libraries Conference. Topics discussed include online searching; microcomputer-based serials management; microcomputer-based workstations; online public access catalogs (OPACs); multitype library networking; CD-ROM searches; locally mounted online databases; collection evaluation;…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Naj, Lindy; Chantiny, Martha – Library Software Review, 1993
Three articles discuss the second online library system at the University of Hawaii at Manoa--the CARL (Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries) System. Topics addressed include an overview of the system; development of a Windows-based CARL cataloging workstation; and incorporating digitized images in the online public access catalog. (EA)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Software, Computer System Design
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Turner, Brenda – Library Software Review, 1992
Describes the online public access catalog training sessions for library faculty and staff at Purdue University, focusing on the design and results of a survey developed to assess training effectiveness. Results of the survey, which are included, showed a need for reinforcing practice sessions. (five references) (EA)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Feedback, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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Carter, Trina; Park, Hye Ok – Library Software Review, 1993
Discusses a survey undertaken in 1992 to gauge general user response to the online catalog used at a large state university library. A description of the library and its automated system (based on Geac/ADVANCE integrated software), the study methodology, and results are covered. A copy of the two-page survey is appended. (Contains five…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Higher Education, Online Catalogs, Online Searching
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Zorn, Peggy; And Others – Library Software Review, 1995
Reports how the Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research Library migrated to the Horizon integrated library system. Discusses migration processes including project planning and implementation, client/server issues, data migration, and staff/end-user training. Reviews system modules including acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, public access, and…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Change Strategies, Data Conversion, Integrated Library Systems