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Slone, Deborah J. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 2000
Reports on a qualitative study that explored strategies and behaviors of public library users during interaction with an online public access catalog, and users' confidence in finding needed information online. Discusses results of questionnaires, interviews, and observations that examined unknown-item searches, area searches, and known-item…
Descriptors: Interviews, Library Catalogs, Man Machine Systems, Observation
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Livingstone, John H. – Library Hi Tech, 1996
Describes New Jersey libraries' specific goals for providing the public with electronic access to bibliographic data and government information as well as electronic interlibrary loan and document delivery. Other highlights include results of a public library survey concerning electronic access to information, dial-in access to online public…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Dial Access Information Systems, Document Delivery, Electronic Libraries
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Witt, Maria – Electronic Library, 1990
Provides background on the holdings, services, and layout of the mediatheque (multimedia library) at the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (originally the Museum of Science, Technology, and Industry) in Paris. The library's online public access catalog and use of the catalog by children and the visually handicapped are described. (four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Catalogs, Public Libraries, Scientific and Technical Information
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Fidler, Linda M.; Johnson, Debra Wilcox – Public Libraries, 1994
Discusses and compares the incorporation of technology by larger public libraries in Canada and the United States. Technology mentioned includes online public access catalogs; remote and local online database searching; microcomputers and software for public use; and fax, voice mail, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf and Teletype writer…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Computer Networks, Databases
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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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Wildin, Nancy – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Discussion of public libraries, the Internet, and the World Wide Web focuses on development of a Web site in Washington. Highlights include access to the Internet through online public access catalogs; partnerships between various types of libraries; hardware and software; HTML training; content design; graphics design; marketing; evaluation; and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Content Analysis
Konkel, Mary S. – 1990
Library environments and the methods of providing services to library patrons are drastically changing with the availability of new technologies. Online public access catalogs are replacing card catalogs, CD-ROM databases have encroached upon the domain of their paper counterparts, and newspapers, encyclopedias, and dictionaries are also available…
Descriptors: Career Change, Job Satisfaction, Librarian Attitudes, Library Technical Processes
McClintock, Marsha Hamilton, Ed. – 1983
This report summarizes the proceedings of a conference that brought together 35 librarians, network representatives, and system vendors to exchange information on the training of users of online public access catalogs. Three papers are presented: "Historic Concerns in Library Instruction: Teaching the Card Catalog," by Evan Farber;…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Media, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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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
Matthews, Joseph R. – 1982
Results from one of a series of cooperative projects to study public access to online catalogs are discussed. This report focuses on a survey of 1,152 users and 1,315 non-users of six computer systems at seven libraries, with library participants including (1) Claremont Colleges Library, which uses the Claremont Total Library System; (2) the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Automation, Library Catalogs, Library Services
Leaf, Donald C., Comp.; Neely, Linda, Comp. – 1994
This edition focuses on statistical data supplied by Michigan public libraries, public library cooperatives, and those public libraries which serve as regional or subregional outlets for blind and physically handicapped services. Since statistics in Michigan academic libraries are typically collected in odd-numbered years, they are not included…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Blindness, Costs, Data Analysis
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Lipow, Anne Grodzins – Library Resources and Technical Services, 1983
This overview of the current capabilities of subject access in online public catalogs discusses keyword searching versus subject cataloging, users' views of the online catalog, and user-friendly versus user-hostile systems. Existing online catalogs in public and academic libraries are cited as examples. (EJS)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cataloging, Higher Education, Indexing
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Michigan Library, Lansing. – 1997
This 1997 edition focuses on statistical data supplied by Michigan public libraries, public library cooperatives, and those public libraries which serve as regional or subregional outlets for blind and physically handicapped patrons. Statistics on academic libraries are also presented in this edition, and summary statistics for prior fiscal years…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Annual Reports, Blindness, Costs
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)
Liu, Lewis-Guodo – 1995
This work provides a review and analysis of the literature and an annotated bibliography of 446 sources on the Internet and library and information services. The bibliography is divided alphabetically according to the following topics: academic libraries and scholarly research; bibliographies, directories, guides, and glossaries; business…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Annotated Bibliographies, Document Delivery, Ethics
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