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Moscoso, Purificacion; Ortiz-Repiso, Virginia – Information Technology and Libraries, 1999
Analyzes the change that Internet-based OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogs) have represented to the structure, administration, and maintenance of the catalogs, retrieval systems, and user interfaces. Examines the structure of databases and traditional principles that have governed systems development. Discusses repercussions of the application…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design
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Hardin, Steve – CD-ROM Professional, 1991
Describes how the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and several other databases were added to the online public access catalog at Indiana State University, and explores impacts of enhancing access in this manner at several academic libraries. Telecommunications and software design consideration are also discussed, together with…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Comparative Analysis
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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
Hildreth, Charles R. – 1989
This study was designed to be a state-of-the-art survey and investigation of intelligent "front end" design approaches and software for improving subject access and subject searching in today's large online bibliographic retrieval systems and online public access catalogs (OPACS). The report begins with an illustrated overview of…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Software, Information Retrieval, Man Machine Systems
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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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
Fjallbrant, Nancy, Ed. – IATUL Proceedings, 1985
Papers presented at an August 1984 international seminar on online user education include "Library Policies and Strategies in The Netherlands" (Chris J. van Wijk, The Netherlands); "Promotion and Marketing of Library Services" (Nancy Fjallbrant, Sweden); "Library Promotion by Computer" (Ian Malley, United Kingdom); "Library User Education and…
Descriptors: Database Producers, Databases, Foreign Countries, Information Centers
Markey, Karen; Demeyer, Anh N. – 1986
In this research project, subject terms from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Schedules and Relative Index were incorporated into an online catalog as searcher's tools for subject access, browsing, and display. Four features of the DDC were employed to help searchers browse for and match their own subject terms with the online catalog's…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Databases, Dewey Decimal Classification