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Rice, James – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1986
Argues that reference services will not only survive changes brought about by new technologies, but will be improved and enhanced as a result. Examples given include online public access catalogs, automated record-keeping operations, CD-ROM as an information storage medium, the continuing need for intermediaries in online searching, and copyright…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Futures (of Society), Library Automation
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Electronic Library, 1997
Discusses the role of information professionals in the future, based on a session at the Online Information 96 conference in London (England). Topics include equipment and software needs; technological advances; a trend toward distance education; how library users are adapting to change; interlibrary loans; online public access catalogs; and…
Descriptors: Change, Computer Selection, Computer Software, Conferences
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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Wilder, Dean; Greenfield, Rich – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Describes the Library of Congress's Experimental Search System (ESS), a Web-based online public access catalog that introduced new search methods to replace Boolean searching as well as powerful navigational aids for browsing and cross-linking. Discusses problems, ESS user comments, acceptance by Library of Congress staff, and future…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Library Automation, Library Catalogs
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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Rowley, Jenny E.; Fisher, Shelagh – Education for Information, 1992
Describes how BookshelF software, a library management system, has been integrated into the library and information management curriculum at Manchester Polytechnic (England), and discusses the learning objectives that have been achieved. The use of BookshelF modules for ordering, circulation control, cataloging, OPAC (online public access…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Software, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Tedd, Lucy A. – Journal of Documentation, 1987
Reviews developments in the use of computer systems in libraries in Great Britain, North America, and other countries from 1966 to date. Highlights include MARC developments, cooperative cataloging services, use of microcomputers and minicomputers, turnkey systems, and online public access catalogs; 102 references are provided. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Cooperative Programs, Developed Nations
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Electronic Library, 1997
A follow-up interview with librarians from Hong Kong, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand about library automation systems in their libraries and their plans for the future. Discusses system performance, upgrades, services, resources, intranets, trends in automation, Web interfaces, full-text image/document systems, document delivery, OPACs…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Document Delivery, Foreign Countries, Full Text Databases
Tyckoson, David A., Ed. – 1991
This book addresses the problem of when a library has limited catalog access, and explores various technological methods to expand the catalog beyond its traditional boundaries. Fourteen chapters describe catalog projects in individual libraries: (1) "Enhancing Access to Information: Building Catalogs for the Future" (David A. Tyckoson);…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records
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
Lopata, Cynthia L. – 1995
An automated library system usually consists of a number of functional modules, such as acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials, and an online public access catalog (OPAC). An "integrated" library system is an automated system in which all of the function modules share a common bibliographic database. There are several ways the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Database Management Systems, Futures (of Society)
Murphy, Catherine – MultiMedia Schools, 1998
Examines the role of the online catalog in school libraries. Addresses the evolution of the online catalog, discussing connectivity, integration of technical and public services, networked hardware and software, user interface, and searching the catalog. Discusses the dual role of the library media specialist, of managing the catalog and offering…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Services
Brown, Greg – American Libraries, 1995
Ameritech provides automated systems to academic and public libraries which in turn provide services to communities. It has identified library marketplace trends, including increases in use of electronic resources; interconnectivity of resources; number of remote users; and expectations regarding access to online catalogs, full-text documents, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Full Text Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Management
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
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Hegarty, Kevin – Library Hi Tech, 1988
Describes the development of a CD-ROM public access catalog (CD-PAC)-circulation system interface at the Tacoma (Washington) Public Library. Cost considerations, advantages and disadvantages, access time, and currency of the CD-PAC are discussed. Sidebars cover CD-ROM and the library market, future technologies, and comparisons of prices for…
Descriptors: Costs, Futures (of Society), Information Technology, Library Automation
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