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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)
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Hooten, Patricia A. – Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 1989
Discusses the difficulties encountered by children and adolescents when they are confronted with different types of catalog access modes in public and school libraries. Suggestions for alleviating these difficulties include the design of friendly features in online catalogs and cooperative planning by public and school libraries. (five references)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Computer System Design, Cooperative Programs
Intner, Sheila S.; Weihs, Jean – 1996
Introducing cataloging students, beginning catalogers, copy catalogers, and department administrators to the principles of cataloging, classification, and indexing, this revised text provides a simple, solid foundation for standard practices of cataloging and bibliographic control in the United States and Canada. The book reviews major…
Descriptors: Authority Control (Information), Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, 1997
Seven issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics in Colorado provide information Internet service in Colorado public libraries, technology in public libraries, school library media centers, and the number of public library outlets in Colorado and the United States. Almost all of Colorado's public libraries provide electronic access to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Internet, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation
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
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
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