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Hane, Paula J. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Despite lower attendance than in the past and blustery, cold weather, the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Denver in January offered lots of news from industry vendors and lots of opportunities to discuss important issues and trends. In this report, the author highlights some of the most important product announcements with a…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Online Catalogs, Library Services, Library Associations
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Dennis, Nancy K; Carter, Christina E.; Bordeianu, Sever – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Discusses the implementation of Web-based online public access catalogs in academic libraries. Highlights include infrastructure issues, including the server, network issues, and desktop workstation issues; recommended minimal desktop configuration; reference services; staff training; cataloging and access; workflow of acquisition and processing;…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Cataloging, Computer Networks
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
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
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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
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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
Freivalds, Dace I.; Carson, Sylvia – 1988
This report describes an online public access catalog (OPAC) developed at Pennsylvania State University which downloads, manages, and manipulates data once it has been retrieved. The paper begins with a list of the 12 features of the system, which is called MicroLIAS (Library Information Access System): (1) build and fully index any number of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Higher Education, Information Sources
Pica, Leiden (Netherlands). – 1992
The Open Library Network (OBN) is intended to connect national and local university library systems in the Netherlands. OBN integrates existing automated library systems and procedures and brings services like catalog searching and document delivery to the desk of the library user. Project results can be grouped into four categories: (1) the new…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries, Integrated Library Systems
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
LaPoint, Virginia A. – 1997
Traditionally, libraries have had a role of providing equitable access for those who might not otherwise have access, and this role continues today in implementing access to electronic resources. However, there are special problems in applying this mission to prison libraries. A short history of automation in prison libraries is followed by a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Information Technology, Internet, Library Automation
Brenneise, Harvey – 1989
This report was prepared by an internal strategic planning committee of the James White Library at Andrews University, whose primary responsibility is to support instructional, service, and research programs through the acquisition, organization, maintenance, and availability of appropriate library resources. The report serves three purposes: (1)…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Libraries, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Kohn, Karen; McCloy, Eric – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Landman Library is two-thirds of the way through a three-stage process of migrating to the Koha open-source integrated library system ( We are an academic library with roughly 143,000 volumes, six professional librarians, and three support staff. The migration to open source was driven by the desire to access our own…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Development
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Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Internet, Check Lists
Garcia, C. Rebecca; Bridge, Frank R. – 1989
This workbook, meant to be used in a workshop, presents information on and guidelines for automating small libraries: (1) planning for automation; (2) automated system procurement and evaluation; (3) data conversion issues; (4) sample configuration worksheets; (5) sample configuration costs; (6) site preparation; (7) training; and (8) acceptance…
Descriptors: Costs, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation, Library Circulation
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
Twenty-one scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the tenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Research Needs, Student Research, Research Projects
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