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Brown, Christopher C. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Data
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Folda, Linda; And Others – North Carolina Libraries, 1989
Issues related to library online systems are discussed in six articles. Topics covered include staff education through vendor demonstrations, evaluation of online public access catalogs, the impact of integrated online systems on cataloging operations, the merits of smart and dumb barcodes, and points to consider in planning for the next online…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Evaluation Criteria, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation
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Cherry, Joan M. – Information Technology and Libraries, 1998
Evaluation of data from assessments of full bibliographic displays in academic library OPACs (online public access catalogs) and World Wide Web catalogs against a checklist of desirable features found that OPAC displays scored 58% and Web displays scored 60%. Discusses weaknesses, focusing on those found in the majority of the displays…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Records, Check Lists, Comparative Analysis
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Fidler, Linda M.; Johnson, Debra Wilcox – Public Libraries, 1994
Discusses and compares the incorporation of technology by larger public libraries in Canada and the United States. Technology mentioned includes online public access catalogs; remote and local online database searching; microcomputers and software for public use; and fax, voice mail, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf and Teletype writer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks, Databases
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Lucas, Thomas A. – College and Research Libraries, 1993
Describes a transaction log analysis of the New York Public Library research libraries' OPAC (online public access catalog). Much of the remote searching occurred when the libraries were closed and was more evenly distributed than internal searching, demonstrating that remote searching could expand access and reduce peak system loads. (Contains…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Information Management, Library Automation, Library Catalogs
Tenopir, Carol; Neufang, Ralf – Online, 1992
Discusses results of interviews with reference librarians that were conducted to investigate the effects of electronic reference options such as CD-ROM and OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogs). The work environment is described; changes in library instruction are considered; and the changing nature of reference work is discussed, including users'…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Interviews, Librarians, Library Automation
Nelson, Nancy Melin – Computers in Libraries, 1992
Presents highlights of research that used industrywide surveys, focus groups, personal interviews, and industry-published data to explore the future of electronic information delivery in libraries. Topics discussed include CD-ROMs; prices; full-text products; magnetic tape leasing; engineering and technical literature; connections between online…
Descriptors: Databases, Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Interviews
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Martin, Ron G. – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes guidelines for an online public access catalog (OPAC) workstation that will support the terminal, printer, and other peripherals. Workstation dimensions, lighting, wire management, printer and paper, acoustical treatment, seating, storage for books and coats, wastebasket, and interior decoration are addressed. Flexibility and simplicity…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design, Design Requirements
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Kirkland, Janice, Ed. – Library Trends, 1989
Eleven articles discuss the response of library users and personnel to automation. Topics covered include computerized reference services, online public access catalogs, paraprofessional staff perceptions of technology, organizational and managerial impacts of automation, workshops on new technology, gender differences in motivation to manage and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Librarian Attitudes
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Lighthall, Lynne – Canadian Library Journal, 1990
Reports results of a 1989 survey of vendors who supply microcomputer-based modular and integrated systems to Canadian school libraries for automation of six basic library functions: acquisitions, cataloging, online public access catalogs, circulation, serials management, and media management. System installations by region, vendor, and type of…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems
Miller, Marilyn L.; Shontz, Marilyn – School Library Journal, 1994
Examines statistics for school library media centers that have installed both an automated circulation system and an online public access catalog and compares them with other library media centers at other levels of automation. Highlights include staffing, including salaries and experience; expenditures for technology and for print materials; and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Library Systems, Learning Resources Centers
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O'Rourke, Victoria – Information Technology and Libraries, 1987
The development, field testing, and evaluation of a checklist approach to selecting an integrated library automation system are described, and recommendations for using this approach are outlined. The checklist, which is divided into five main sections of catalog features and functions, is appended. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Field Tests
Schiller, Nancy – 1992
This publication describes the results of a 1992 survey of Association of Research Libraries member libraries to determine the extent to which they are becoming virtual libraries, i.e., libraries in which computer and telecommunications technologies make access to a wide range of information resources possible. Areas covered by the survey included…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Electronic Journals
Denton, Ann; Mahood, Ramona M. – 1989
Members of the Tennessee Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable examined the extent to which the developing technology of automation is being utilized by the state's libraries. The survey encompassed technical service activities and had a two-fold thrust: to determine how automation is being employed, and to compile an inventory of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Automation, Library Surveys
Cleveland, Gary – 1991
The development of information technologies such as public access catalogs and online databases has greatly enhanced access to information. The lack of automation in the area of document delivery, however, has created a large disparity between the speed with which citations are found and the provision of primary documents. This imbalance can…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Networks, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design
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