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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)
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
Barnett, John; McMorran, Charles; Schlein, Andrew – American Libraries, 1997
Despite predictions that the Latino population will become the nation's largest minority group, mainstream publishing offers few titles for Spanish-language collections development. This article describes how the San Antonio (TX) public library has developed a "Latino Collection." Includes highlights on how the Queens Borough (NY) Public…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Chinese, Korean, Library Collections
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Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This paper describes the findings of a study of 1517 public library Websites in Australia, Canada, and the United States over a period of four years. These Websites are referred to as 'electronic branches' of the libraries, thereby extending the definition of physical library branches into the digital realm. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
Maxwell, James D. – 1992
Cooperation between different types of libraries to increase ease of patron access was not capable of great strides until the technological advances of the mid-1980s. Writers in the field are reporting increased pockets of activity, but also say that traditional ideas, such as pride of ownership or fear of future results from fixed commitments,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans
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Larsen, Gitte – Electronic Library, 1988
Describes the services offered by Maggie's Place, one of the first fully automated libraries in the world. Topics covered include the online catalog; automated technical processes; dial-up access for patrons; community information databases; and online access to U.S. and international library network services. (five references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Databases, Dial Access Information Systems, Electronic Libraries
Walters, Clarence R. – Rural Libraries, 1989
Describes the historical background, structure, and services of OCLC. Ways in which OCLC can assist small rural libraries in meeting users' needs are discussed, including cataloging, access to a wide range of library resources, access to CD-ROM technology, and provision of a major resource sharing tool through the "Online Union Catalog"…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Cost Effectiveness
Gharst, Loretta – Computers in Libraries, 2010
The rumored death of librarianship caused by the advent of technology has not, and will not, come to pass. In this article, the author describes how technology has exponentially increased the librarian's ability to provide library service at the Calcasieu Parish Public Library, where she serves as head of Collection & Computing Services. The…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Library Administration
American Library Association Video/Library Video Network, Towson, MD. – 1995
This videotape provides a general overview of the kinds of services and materials available at the public library. The videotape can be used as part of a general orientation program for volunteers, new users, or community groups. Topics covered include: the information desk and reference services; the Dewey Decimal System and how to locate books…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Cataloging, Dewey Decimal Classification
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
Walters, Clarence R. – 1988
This discussion of ways in which OCLC can be used by rural libraries to enhance the library services offered to rural Americans suggests that OCLC is a type of technology that can be used to overcome the insufficiency of funds to finance library services. OCLC products and services that are particularly relevant to small, rural public libraries…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Utilities, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loans
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
Rasmussen, Ruth J., Ed. – 1988
This report provides the text of four presentations from a joint meeting of the College and University and Special and Institution sections of the Nebraska State Library Association. In the first, "Cooperation among Multitype Libraries," Sherri Dux-Ideus describes the cooperation between Beatrice Public Library and the Beatrice…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Higher Education, Information Services
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