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Johnson, Tom – Library Media Connection, 2009
School library websites enhance and explain the services provided by the library. Most schools have a library website. Jurkowski (2004) reviewed thirty-four school library websites and ranked the most common features: website links, databases, policies, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), and websites by subject. These features give patrons a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, School Libraries, Online Catalogs, Internet
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Xia, Wei – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2003
Provides an overview of research conducted at Victoria University of Wellington regarding differing perceptions and expectations of user communities and librarians related to the usability of digital services. Considers access to services, currency of information on the Web site, the online public access catalog, databases, electronic journals,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Databases, Electronic Journals
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Li, Yiu-On; Leung, Shirley W. – Library Resources & Technical Services, 2001
Discussion of aggregator databases focuses on a project at the Hong Kong Baptist University library to integrate full-text electronic journal titles from three unstable aggregator databases into its online public access catalog (OPAC). Explains the development of the electronic journal computer program (EJCOP) to generate MARC records for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Computer Software Development, Databases
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Giguere, Marlene – Education Libraries, 1992
Provides an overview of the INTERNET and INTERNET services of interest to libraries, including electronic mail, bulletin boards, electronic publishing, online public access catalogs and databases, and downloaded texts and software. (16 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Databases, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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Cousins, Shirley – Electronic Library, 1999
Considers some of the major technical and organizational issues involved in virtual-catalog production, contrasting them with the traditional union catalog approach exemplified by COPAC, an online public-access catalog composed of academic libraries in the United Kingdom. Suggest a method of integrating these two models of the union catalog.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Weiskel, Timothy C. – Library Hi Tech, 1991
An online system designed to help global environmental research, the electronic research system called Eco-Link draws data from various electronic sources including online catalogs and databases, CD-ROMs, electronic news sources, and electronic data subscription services to produce briefing booklets on environmental issues. It can be accessed by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Databases, Environmental Research
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Spore, Stuart – Library Hi Tech, 1991
Discussion of downloading from online public access catalogs focuses on downloading to MS-DOS microcomputers from the INNOPAC online catalog system. Tools for capturing and postprocessing downloaded files are described, technical and institutional constraints on downloading are addressed, and an innovative program for overcoming such constraints…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Databases, Higher Education
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Fidler, Linda M.; Johnson, Debra Wilcox – Public Libraries, 1994
Discusses and compares the incorporation of technology by larger public libraries in Canada and the United States. Technology mentioned includes online public access catalogs; remote and local online database searching; microcomputers and software for public use; and fax, voice mail, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf and Teletype writer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks, Databases
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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
Chen, Ching-chih – Microcomputers for Information Management: An International Journal for Library and Information Services, 1986
This discussion of information technology and its impact on library operations and services emphasizes the development of microcomputer and laser optical disc technologies. Libraries' earlier responses to bibliographic utilities, online databases, and online public access catalogs are described, and future directions for library services are…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
Spink, Amanda; Beatty, Leslie – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Results are reported from a study that investigated the extent to which academic library end users conducted multiple search sessions with online public access catalogs or CD-ROM databases at different stages of their information seeking related to a research project. Implications for training, retrieval systems design, and further research are…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Databases, Higher Education
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Matthews, Joseph R. – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Libraries are moving into an era that incorporates improvements of a library's existing databases, embraces the research results of the information-seeking process, and makes fundamental improvements by adding new databases such as WordFocus. These new systems should convert the frustrated user of today's online public access catalog (OPAC) into…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Databases, Information Seeking, Library Automation
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Millsap, Larry; Ferl, Terry Ellen – Information Technology and Libraries, 1993
Describes a study that examined the search behavior of remote users of the University of California MELVYL online public access catalog by analyzing the transaction logs. Highlights include the number of searches, databases searched, number of retrievals, constructing search commands, problems with search terms, and effectiveness of searches.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Databases, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
Nelson, Nancy Melin – Computers in Libraries, 1992
Presents highlights of research that used industrywide surveys, focus groups, personal interviews, and industry-published data to explore the future of electronic information delivery in libraries. Topics discussed include CD-ROMs; prices; full-text products; magnetic tape leasing; engineering and technical literature; connections between online…
Descriptors: Databases, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Interviews
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Presents abstracts of 15 special interest group (SIG) sessions. Topics include navigation and information utilization in the Internet, natural language processing, automatic indexing, image indexing, classification, users' models of database searching, online public access catalogs, education for information professions, information services,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Automatic Indexing, Classification, Conferences
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