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Fannin, Mary JoEllen – 1993
This study suggests that it is important to study library users' reaction to and satisfaction with the instruction given to them for use of the online public access catalog (OPAC). The objective of this study was to discover the types of instruction that users at the Beavercreek Community Library (Ohio) feel are most useful in learning the OPAC.…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Intermode Differences, Library Catalogs, Library Guides
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
Markey, Karen; Demeyer, Anh N. – 1986
In this research project, subject terms from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) Schedules and Relative Index were incorporated into an online catalog as searcher's tools for subject access, browsing, and display. Four features of the DDC were employed to help searchers browse for and match their own subject terms with the online catalog's…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Databases, Dewey Decimal Classification
Edmonds, Leslie; And Others – 1989
This study evaluated the use of an online catalog by 33 children in the fourth, sixth, and eighth grades. As a basis of comparison, the children's ability to use the card catalog was also evaluated. Touch screen terminals were used to access a CLSI catalog. A specific set of tests was developed to determine if children have the necessary…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Card Catalogs, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
Howrey, Mary M. – 1990
This study was funded by the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) to enable the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) to plan the automation of the state's school libraries. The research was intended to identify current national programs of interest to ISLMA, identify current automation programs within Illinois library systems,…
Descriptors: Data Interpretation, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation