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Christensen, Paul – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1991
Discussion of planning for automation in school libraries focuses on plans in the North Kitsap (Washington) School District. Highlights include selection of microcomputer-based hardware and software to support local area and wide area networks; a circulation system and an online public access catalog (OPAC); and database creation and retrospective…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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He, Peter Wei; Knee, Michael – RSR: Reference Services Review, 1995
Describes the emerging position of electronic services librarian. Explains how the position was created to meet the demands of OPACs (online public access catalogs), computers and CD-ROMs, the Internet, and multimedia applications in academic libraries. Topics include the gap between user services librarians and technical specialists, hiring…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Networks, Higher Education, Internet
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Kern-Simirenko, Cheryl – Library Hi Tech, 1983
Discusses characteristics of typical online public access catalogs (OPACs) and examines patron use via printouts of transaction logs for three separate systems. Desirable features of OPACs (mnemonic search commands, boolean operators, forgiveness or automatic truncation, browsing a subject heading index, suggestive prompts) and need for…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs, Library Instruction, Online Systems
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Coppola, Elaine – Library Hi Tech, 1983
Identifies factors to consider in creating and implementing an online public access catalog training program for library staff members. Form of program (lecture with demonstration, programed instruction, computer-based education, workshop), training materials, content of training, practical arrangement, training evaluation and feedback, and…
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Library Catalogs, Library Education, Library Personnel
Hert, Carol A. – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Describes an inductive, qualitative study of 30 Syracuse University students that investigated the situated nature of action during interactions with an online public access catalog. Highlights include elements of situatedness, with examples; the mapping of individual searches; and users' goals and stopping behavior. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Interviews
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Martin, Ron G. – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes guidelines for an online public access catalog (OPAC) workstation that will support the terminal, printer, and other peripherals. Workstation dimensions, lighting, wire management, printer and paper, acoustical treatment, seating, storage for books and coats, wastebasket, and interior decoration are addressed. Flexibility and simplicity…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Peripherals, Computer System Design, Design Requirements
Collier, Mel – Microcomputers for Information Management: An International Journal for Library and Information Services, 1985
Explains objectives of research on development of an online public access catalog using a proprietary microcomputer network being conducted by the Polytechnic of Central London; examines background of existing local area library networks, problems of network system design, and advantages of distributed processing; and summarizes research…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Design, Foreign Countries, Library Automation
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Rowley, Jenny E.; Fisher, Shelagh – Education for Information, 1992
Describes how BookshelF software, a library management system, has been integrated into the library and information management curriculum at Manchester Polytechnic (England), and discusses the learning objectives that have been achieved. The use of BookshelF modules for ordering, circulation control, cataloging, OPAC (online public access…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Software, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Bazillion, Richard J.; Scott, Sue – Canadian Library Journal, 1991
Describes the planning process for designing a new library for Algoma University College (Ontario). Topics discussed include the building committee, library policy, design considerations, an electric system that supports computer technology, library automation, the online public access catalog (OPAC), furnishings and interior environment, and…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Networks, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design
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Moody, Marilyn K.; And Others – Reference Librarian, 1992
Presents seven articles that discuss reference librarians and technical services librarians; evaluating online public access catalogs; bibliographic instruction and CD-ROMs; interactive multimedia and electronic media in academic libraries; open versus closed stacks for academic library periodical collections; policies and procedures manuals as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Guides
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1995
Presents abstracts of 15 special interest group (SIG) sessions. Topics include navigation and information utilization in the Internet, natural language processing, automatic indexing, image indexing, classification, users' models of database searching, online public access catalogs, education for information professions, information services,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Automatic Indexing, Classification, Conferences
Solomon, Paul – Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, 1992
Explores the dynamics of information system use to understand the requirements of intelligent information systems. Highlights include the novice/expert distinction and the development of skills from novice to expert; methods for understanding dynamics; and a study of elementary school children's use of an online public access catalog in grades…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 1, Information Retrieval, Information Systems
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Sturges, Paul – Electronic Library, 1992
Discussion of humanities research focuses on activities of the British Library Research and Development Department (BLRDD), particularly the Humanities Information Review Panel. The influence of technology on humanities research is considered, including word processing, greater availability of computer networks, and the online public access…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Frick, Elizabeth – Research Strategies, 1989
Describes four major types of learning theories (behavioral, cognitive, cybernetic, and andragogical); examines pertinent literature for each; and traces links between the literature of learning theory and that of the design of online public access catalog instructional systems. (32 references) (Author/CLB)
Descriptors: Andragogy, Behavior Theories, Cognitive Ability, Computer System Design
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Turner, Brenda – Library Software Review, 1992
Describes the online public access catalog training sessions for library faculty and staff at Purdue University, focusing on the design and results of a survey developed to assess training effectiveness. Results of the survey, which are included, showed a need for reinforcing practice sessions. (five references) (EA)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Feedback, Higher Education, Information Retrieval
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