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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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Elsweiler, John A., Jr.; And Others – Library Software Review, 1990
Presents summaries of 12 papers presented at the 1990 Computers in Libraries Conference. Topics discussed include online searching; microcomputer-based serials management; microcomputer-based workstations; online public access catalogs (OPACs); multitype library networking; CD-ROM searches; locally mounted online databases; collection evaluation;…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education
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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Akeroyd, John – Electronic Library, 1988
Discussion of the application of CD-ROM technology for online public access catalogs (OPACs) covers: (1) the production process; (2) costs; (3) advantages and disadvantages of using CD-ROM; (4) current CD-ROM applications; and (5) future developments. (5 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Costs, Information Technology, Library Automation, Microcomputers
Christensen, Paul – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1991
Discussion of planning for automation in school libraries focuses on plans in the North Kitsap (Washington) School District. Highlights include selection of microcomputer-based hardware and software to support local area and wide area networks; a circulation system and an online public access catalog (OPAC); and database creation and retrospective…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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He, Peter Wei; Knee, Michael – RSR: Reference Services Review, 1995
Describes the emerging position of electronic services librarian. Explains how the position was created to meet the demands of OPACs (online public access catalogs), computers and CD-ROMs, the Internet, and multimedia applications in academic libraries. Topics include the gap between user services librarians and technical specialists, hiring…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Networks, Higher Education, Internet
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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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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
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
Murphy, Catherine, Ed. – 1992
This collection of 23 articles compiled from school library journals address the special needs that make automation problematic for school libraries. The articles are divided into five sections: an overview of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) development (4 titles); evaluating OPAC systems (4 titles); implementing OPAC systems (6 titles);…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Peterson, Christine – 1993
This manual provides information to help libraries in Texas considering an automation project, with special emphasis on smaller libraries. The solutions discussed are microcomputer-based. The manual begins with a discussion of how to prepare for the automation of a library, including planning, approval, collection decisions, policy, and staffing.…
Descriptors: Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Planning, Microcomputers
Machovec, George S. – Online Libraries and Microcomputers, 1993
Discusses factors to consider when estimating the number of public access terminals (PACs) or workstations needed in public and academic libraries for online catalogs, including building size and layout, physical facilities, resources available through the system, peripheral equipment, graphical user interfaces, remote users, system capacity, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Higher Education
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Media and Technology Services. – 1991
In the fall of 1990, the Computer Services Section of the Department of Public Instruction in North Carolina began a project to study how the use of an online catalog in the media center would influence student academic achievement and provide a vehicle for students to gain the skills needed to access information. For a year, the media…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Course Integrated Library Instruction, High Schools
Mason, Marilyn Gell – Library Administration & Management, 1991
Describes a long-range plan developed by the Cleveland Public Library to provide users with electronic information and full text delivery. Specific goals are addressed, including online catalog access and converting periodical holdings to electronic format; legal issues involving copyright are discussed; and pricing issues and user fees are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Copyrights, Electronic Journals, Full Text Databases
LaRue, James – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1988
Reviews trends in library software development including: (1) microcomputer applications; (2) CD-ROM; (3) desktop publishing; (4) public access microcomputers; (5) artificial intelligence; (6) mainframes and minicomputers; and (7) automated catalogs. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Electronic Publishing, Library Automation, Library Services
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