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Marchionini, Gary; Komlodi, Anita – Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST), 1998
Examines the current state of user interface design for information seeking. Topics include technology push and interdisciplinarity; research and development; literature trends; user-centered interface design; information seeking in electronic environments; online information retrieval system interfaces; online public access catalog interfaces;…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Futures (of Society), Information Retrieval
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
Ensor, Pat – 1990
This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (ISU) Library User Information System (LUIS), the online public access catalog (OPAC). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on LUIS…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Literacy, Demography, Higher Education
Rayfield, Susan – Technology Connection, 1997
When thousands of library patrons share the same workstation, Web browser bookmarks fall short of patrons' and librarians' expectations. One way to direct patrons to useful and appropriate Web sites is to create a MARC record for the home page. Explains how to create MARC records and raises questions to consider before adding Internet addresses to…
Descriptors: Expectation, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Librarians
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Willson, Rebekah; Given, Lisa M. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper presents a qualitative exploration of university students' experience of searching an online public access catalogue. The study investigated how students conceptualise their searching process, as well as how students understand themselves as seekers of information. Method: Following a search task, thirty-eight…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Self Concept, Online Systems, Coding
Lancaster, F. W., Ed. – 1987
The papers in this proceedings consider ways in which user friendly interface design may be used to make online systems in public and academic libraries easier to use, and thus more attractive to potential users. A short introduction by F. W. Lancaster is followed by nine papers: (1) "Linking the Unlinkable" (Michael Gorman); (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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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