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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
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Thompson, Dorothea M.; And Others – RQ, 1994
Assessed library instruction initiatives with respect to OPACs by surveying 414 academic, public, school, and special libraries. Most participants' libraries have modified library OPAC software; librarians continue to teach use of the online catalog; few systems have built-in tutorials; and few have computer-assisted instruction. (Author/JKP)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Services
Bishop, Ann P., Ed. – 1994
This annual conference, with over 25 speakers and 200 attendees, provided an opportunity for information professionals to discuss their experiences and concerns related to computer networking. The papers presented in this proceedings focus on providing network access, training network users, and incorporating networked information into library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Economic Factors, Futures (of Society)
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
Westrum, Anne-Lena – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Technology makes it possible to redefine libraries and make them relevant to the public once again. But how good are the digital services offered by public libraries today? The digital services department team of the Pode project at Norway's Oslo Public Library has spent the last 2 years investigating the possibilities available in order to…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Metadata
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
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
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
Lancaster, F. W., Ed. – 1987
The papers in this proceedings consider ways in which user friendly interface design may be used to make online systems in public and academic libraries easier to use, and thus more attractive to potential users. A short introduction by F. W. Lancaster is followed by nine papers: (1) "Linking the Unlinkable" (Michael Gorman); (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer System Design, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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Crawford, Walt – Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992
Provides several examples of drawbacks encountered when technological improvements are applied to the public access of library databases. Suggests that technological advances all carry some trade-off and that they should be employed cautiously. (NRP)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Bibliographic Databases, Evaluation
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Mardis, Lori, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.; Ury, Connie J., Ed. – Online Submission, 2004
The Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on providing library resources and services for students who are either on-campus learners or off-campus learners. It is sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing practical information. The subjects and…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Electronic Journals, Copyrights
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg. – 1991
This curriculum guide was prepared as a tool for teaching students the purpose and function of the ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA database in the total concept of information literacy. The database on compact laser disc contains information about the holdings of hundreds of school, public, academic, and special use libraries. The database can be searched at…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Curriculum Guides, Databases
Macnaughtan, Don, Ed.; Nixon, Mary, Ed. – 1989
This manual is designed to assist the indexers and inputters of the Oregon Index, which is an online index to Oregon's major newspapers and journals. The Index provides dial-up access to a database of citations and is available at hundreds of points around Oregon, including libraries, schools, newspapers, and government offices. The database has…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Citation Indexes, Indexing
Cook, William A. – 1991
This discussion of the availability of information sources and resources to students in higher education and continuing education argues that extension education and distance education will become increasingly prevalent because people change jobs more frequently and require additional skills and knowledge for those jobs. Many institutions assume…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Continuing Education, Databases
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services. – 1990
The Maryland State Library Network exists to provide Maryland residents with rapid, easy access to information, materials, and services from any available information source. The network comprises a variety of formal and informal programs and activities; and it is supported by state, federal, and some local funds. The network facilitates…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Databases, Delivery Systems
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