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Harrison, Nancy; Murphy, Brower – Library Hi Tech, 1987
BiblioFile Intelligent Catalog is a CD-ROM-based public access catalog system which incorporates graphics and sound to provide a multisensory interface and artificial intelligence techniques to increase search precision. The system can be updated frequently and inexpensively by linking hard disk drives to CD-ROM optical drives. (MES)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Library Automation, Man Machine Systems, Online Catalogs
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Bills, Linda G.; Helgerson, Linda W. – Library Hi Tech, 1988
Reports information gathered from eight vendors on the preparation of bibliographic data for CD-ROM public access catalogs: (1) sources of bibliographic records; (2) duplicate record handling; (3) holdings and location information; (4) maintaining the database; (5) authority control; (7) record corrections; (7) extraction of subsets; (8)…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Comparative Analysis, Database Design
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Helgerson, Linda W. – Library Hi Tech, 1987
Compares pricing of seven CD-ROM-based public access catalog systems for libraries of diverse sizes and groupings. Other features of the systems are outlined in the broad areas of database preparation, indexing, database updates, hardware, information retrieval, library controlled elements, interlibrary loan, reports, user support, future…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Library Automation, Online Catalogs
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Bills, Linda G.; Helgerson, Linda W. – Library Hi Tech, 1988
Compares features of user interfaces for CD-ROM public access catalogs by six vendors: (1) Auto-Graphics; (2) Brodart; (3) General Research Corp.; (4) Library Corporation; (5) Library Systems and Services, Inc.; and (5) Marcive. Brief evaluations of the products are included, and detailed descriptions of each are appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Library Automation, Man Machine Systems, Online Catalogs
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 1991
Highlighting the issues that confront small libraries who are exploring automation options, this report focuses on microcomputer-based automation systems for circulation and an online patron access catalog (OPAC). The information provided outlines some of the questions that librarians must ask themselves or vendors before they select a specific…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Computer Software Evaluation, Costs, Database Management Systems