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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
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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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
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
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
Lee, Hwa-Wei – 1989
Three decades of applications of information technology and library automation at Ohio University are chronicled in this paper. The first major development highlighted is the founding of OCLC (the Ohio College Library Center) as a cooperative cataloging device in the 1960s. OCLC's growth is traced from when it was a small organization of two staff…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Higher Education, Integrated Library Systems
Shaw, Ward – 1987
Academic library computing systems, which are among the most complex found in academic environments, now include external systems, such as online commercial search services and nationwide networks, and local systems that control and support internal operations. As librarians have realized the benefit of using computer systems to perform…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Higher Education, Information Dissemination
Denton, Ann; Mahood, Ramona M. – 1989
Members of the Tennessee Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable examined the extent to which the developing technology of automation is being utilized by the state's libraries. The survey encompassed technical service activities and had a two-fold thrust: to determine how automation is being employed, and to compile an inventory of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Automation, Library Surveys
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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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Lamont, Bridget L.; Bloomberg, Kathleen L. – Library Hi Tech, 1996
Discussion of library automation in Illinois focuses on ILLINET, the Illinois Library and Information Network. Topics include automated resource sharing; ILLINET's online catalog; regional library system automation; community networking and public library technology development; telecommunications initiatives; electronic access to state government…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Programs, Computer Networks, Electronic Libraries
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
The Bookmark, 1989
The 16 articles in this theme issue focus on ways in which libraries provide subject access to their collections in a fast-changing technological environment: (1) "Uncovering Information" (Neal K. Kaske and Peter Paulson); (2) "The New York State Library's Evolving Public Access Catalog" (Alexandria Wolff and Jean Hargrave);…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Classification, Elementary Secondary Education
Hanifan, Thomas; Hoogheem, Cynthia L. – 1992
The Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) libraries received a federal College Library Technology and Cooperation grant to provide and link public access catalogs at each college of the district--Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, and Scott Community College. That network is named Quad-LINC (Quad Cities Libraries in…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Federal Aid, Grants