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Giguere, Marlene – Education Libraries, 1992
Provides an overview of the INTERNET and INTERNET services of interest to libraries, including electronic mail, bulletin boards, electronic publishing, online public access catalogs and databases, and downloaded texts and software. (16 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Databases, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing
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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
Chen, Ching-chih – Microcomputers for Information Management: An International Journal for Library and Information Services, 1986
This discussion of information technology and its impact on library operations and services emphasizes the development of microcomputer and laser optical disc technologies. Libraries' earlier responses to bibliographic utilities, online databases, and online public access catalogs are described, and future directions for library services are…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
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Matthews, Joseph R. – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Libraries are moving into an era that incorporates improvements of a library's existing databases, embraces the research results of the information-seeking process, and makes fundamental improvements by adding new databases such as WordFocus. These new systems should convert the frustrated user of today's online public access catalog (OPAC) into…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Databases, Information Seeking, 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
Barnes, Alvin J., Comp. – 1988
This bibliography lists 371 selected citations to materials on CD-ROM technology and its applications. The first section includes journal articles subdivided by topical areas: (1) General; (2) Online Public Access Catalogs; (3) MEDLINE; (4) Bibliographies/Directories; (5) Hardware/Software; (6) Cost/Economics; (7) Databases; (8) Publishing; (9)…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Costs, Databases
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Kinsella, Janet; Bryant, Philip – Library Trends, 1987
Reviews recent and current research and development projects in the United Kingdom dealing with online information systems. Main areas of research (systems design, impact on user behavior and organizational structure, ergonomics and bibliographic factors) and research techniques (features analysis, transaction log analysis, surveys and comparative…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Databases, Evaluation Methods
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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Larsen, Gitte – Electronic Library, 1988
Describes the services offered by Maggie's Place, one of the first fully automated libraries in the world. Topics covered include the online catalog; automated technical processes; dial-up access for patrons; community information databases; and online access to U.S. and international library network services. (five references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Databases, Dial Access Information Systems, Electronic Libraries
Campbell, Brian – Database, 1987
Outlines evaluative criteria and compares optical data disk products used in library technical processes, including bibliographic records for cataloging, acquisition databases, and local public access catalogs. An extensive table provides information on specific products, including updates, interfaces, edit screens, installation help, manuals,…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Databases
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Dowlin, Kenneth E.; And Others – Library Hi Tech, 1986
Describes the Maggie III automated library system, which supports a public access catalog, cataloging interface, bibliographic maintenance, circulation, electronic mail, and community information databases, with acquisitions and serials modules planned. Sidebars describe the community information database's structure, planned use of software by…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Information Services, Computer Software, Databases
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Millen, Celeste; And Others – 1992
Intended to describe an ideal system for William Madison Randall Library at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, this outline presents specific system requirements that would build on and enhance features available on the current system while moving toward a truly integrated system with built-in possibilities for expansion and improvements…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Databases, Higher Education, Integrated Library Systems
Ogg, Harold C. – 1997
This book outlines computing and information science from the perspective of what librarians and educators need to do with computer technology and how it can help them perform their jobs more efficiently. It provides practical explanations and library applications for non-technical users of desktop computers and other library automation tools.…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Networks, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Barnes, Susan J.; And Others – Library Hi Tech, 1994
Discusses the development of electronic libraries at Cornell University's (New York) Mann Library and elsewhere and presents an overview of changes in services and staff responsibilities needed to address user needs. Sidebar articles discuss Internet access to government information; changing staff roles; geographic information systems; the Mann…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Change Strategies, Databases