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Rethlefsen, Melissa L. – Library Journal, 2007
Traditional library web products, whether online public access catalogs, library databases, or even library web sites, have long been rigidly controlled and difficult to use. Patrons regularly prefer Google's simple interface. Now social bookmarking and tagging tools help librarians bridge the gap between the library's need to offer authoritative,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Librarians, Internet, Web Sites
Adams, Judith A. – Library Journal, 1988
Discussion of consequences of library automation argues that technology should be used to augment access to information. Online public access catalogs are considered in this context, along with several related issues such as system incompatibility, invasion of privacy, barriers to database access and manipulation, and user fees, which contribute…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Fees, Higher Education
Hegarty, Kevin – Library Journal, 1988
Description of the development of a CD-ROM public access catalog at the Tacoma (Washington) Public Library covers: (1) costs; (2) pros and cons; (3) access time; (4) updates; (5) linking with the circulation system; (6) vendor selection; (7) compact disc interactive; and (8) digital video interactive. (MES)
Descriptors: Costs, Evaluation Criteria, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
Sloan, Bernard C.; And Others – Library Journal, 1986
"Library Journal's" fourth semiannual section on library automation provides basic and introductory articles on: remote public access to automated library systems, electronic bulletin boards, the online integrated automation system at the Oklahoma City public library, and buying a phone system. Tables include statistics on various…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Electronic Mail, Library Automation