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Yee, Martha M. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1991
Discusses features of online public access catalogs: (1) demonstration of relationships between records; (2) provision of entry vocabularies; (3) arrangement of multiple entries on the screen; (4) provision of access points; (5) display of single records; and (6) division of catalogs into separate files or indexes. User studies and other research…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Indexing
Jian, Ming – 1996
Internet cataloging facilitates access and adds value to Internet resources by helping the user find needed resources with relative ease and in a timely manner. It attests to the value of traditional library principles of organizing information and the value of catalog librarians' experience and skills. This paper explores the suitability and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging, Higher Education
Mann, Thomas – 2000
Precoordination of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), in both the LCSH thesaurus and online public access catalog (OPAC) browse displays, continues to be necessary for several reasons: (1) the meaning of thousands of LCSH headings depends on their word order in ways that cannot be captured by postcoordinate Boolean combinations or by…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Coordinate Indexes, Indexing, Information Retrieval
Wasilko, Peter J. – 1997
The Continuity Project is a research, development, and technology transfer initiative aimed at creating a "Library of the Future" by combining features of an online public access catalog (OPAC) and a campus wide information system (CWIS) with advanced facilities drawn from such areas as artificial intelligence (AI), knowledge…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cataloging, Classification, Computer Mediated Communication
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Reid, Lydia J. E.; Simmons, C. Jerry – Journal of Archival Organization, 2007
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) launched the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) in 2002. ARC was the first centralized system for describing materials held throughout NARA's nationwide system of archival repositories. ARC's complicated development involved the entire agency, as staff wrestled with years of distinct descriptive…
Descriptors: Archives, Documentation, Online Catalogs, Information Retrieval
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Azubuike, Abraham A. – Journal of Information Science, 1988
Identifies factors that reduce the effectiveness of computers as intermediaries and discusses possible negative effects on user satisfaction and the interaction between users and librarians. A set of guidelines for the improvement of online catalogs, based on user needs and abilities, is presented. (41 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Display Systems, Guidelines, Human Factors Engineering
The Bookmark, 1989
The 16 articles in this theme issue focus on ways in which libraries provide subject access to their collections in a fast-changing technological environment: (1) "Uncovering Information" (Neal K. Kaske and Peter Paulson); (2) "The New York State Library's Evolving Public Access Catalog" (Alexandria Wolff and Jean Hargrave);…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Classification, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tobias, Jennifer – Library Trends, 1998
Compares traditional cataloging to Web-based. Discusses intellectual-access issues as they apply to reference services today, and outlines deficiencies in traditional cataloging, and corresponding attributes of Web-based intellectual access. Notes ways that catalogers and public-service librarians can address these issues. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cataloging, Comparative Analysis, Indexes