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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)
Jian, Ming – 1996
Internet cataloging facilitates access and adds value to Internet resources by helping the user find needed resources with relative ease and in a timely manner. It attests to the value of traditional library principles of organizing information and the value of catalog librarians' experience and skills. This paper explores the suitability and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging, Higher Education
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
Klatt, Edward C.; And Others – 1995
This guide reviews the basic principles of Internet exploration for the novice user, describing various functions and utilizing "onscreen" displays. The introduction explains what the Internet is, and provides historical information. The introduction is followed by a listing of Internet hardware and software (freeware and shareware),…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Electronic Mail, Information Systems
Khoo, Christopher S. G.; Poo, Danny C. C.; Toh, Teck-Kang; Hong, Glenn – 1999
E-Referencer is an expert intermediary system for searching library online public access catalogs (OPACs) on the World Wide Web. It is implemented as a proxy server that mediates the interaction between the user and Boolean OPACs. It transforms a Boolean OPAC into a retrieval system with many of the search capabilities of Web search engines.…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Expert Systems
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O'Rourke, Victoria – Information Technology and Libraries, 1987
The development, field testing, and evaluation of a checklist approach to selecting an integrated library automation system are described, and recommendations for using this approach are outlined. The checklist, which is divided into five main sections of catalog features and functions, is appended. (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Field Tests
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
Mann, Thomas – 2000
Precoordination of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), in both the LCSH thesaurus and online public access catalog (OPAC) browse displays, continues to be necessary for several reasons: (1) the meaning of thousands of LCSH headings depends on their word order in ways that cannot be captured by postcoordinate Boolean combinations or by…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Coordinate Indexes, Indexing, Information Retrieval
Elder, Kristen L. – 1996
The "see" and "see also" references in a library's catalog are supposed to provide the cross-references necessary to guide the user to the appropriate subject heading. However, libraries have difficulty maintaining the current, accurate subject authority files needed to facilitate this. A review of the literature in this…
Descriptors: Authority Control (Information), Cataloging, Library Catalogs, Library Technical Processes
Church, Audrey P. – 1991
Telecommunications networks were placed in 16 rural high school library media centers in 12 southside Virginia counties. With these units, the high school media centers are able to access the online public access catalog at Longwood College, the Lancaster Library's VTLS (Virginia Tech Library System) database. If a needed book is found, a request…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Technology, English Departments, High Schools
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Hill, Heather; Bossaller, Jenny – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
This article describes a multi-method research project examining the use of various freely available online collections and projects, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Creative Commons-licensed ebooks, by public libraries. This research begins with the questions: what are libraries doing with freely available materials? Are…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Mixed Methods Research, Books
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
Illinois Univ., Urbana. University Library. – 1993
In 1990, the Online Catalog Advisory Committee (OCAC) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) charged a subcommittee with developing and implementing ways to measure the impact of the expanded online catalog on staff, users, collections, and library operations. The UIUC's online public access catalog, ILLINET (Illinois Library and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Rockman, Ilene F. – 1989
As libraries automate their collections and mount online public access catalogs (OPACs), they face special challenges in educating patrons to use these electronic systems effectively and efficiently. Because users are less familiar with the concept and arrangement of an OPAC than with a card catalog, less successful searches commonly occur.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Library Instruction
Yee, Martha M. – 1999
This paper describes the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) guidelines for librarians charged with customizing OPAC (online public access catalog) software and vendors and producers of this software. The guidelines are intended to apply to all types of catalog, including World Wide Web-based catalogs, GUI…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Guidelines
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