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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
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
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
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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
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Crawford, Walt – Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992
Provides several examples of drawbacks encountered when technological improvements are applied to the public access of library databases. Suggests that technological advances all carry some trade-off and that they should be employed cautiously. (NRP)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Evaluation
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Benemann, William E. – RSR: Reference Services Review, 1994
Describes a feasibility study which focused on converting Japanese-American evacuation and relocation photographs to digital format for improved access and preservation. Problems and issues surrounding indexing the collection, the use of Library of Congress Subject Headings and authority files, and public service issues raised by a digital image…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, Feasibility Studies, Higher Education