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Tomer, Christinger – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Access to online public access library catalogs and similar information networks by scholars in the humanities is discussed. Tools and approaches available for scholars to navigate the systems, their utility and contribution to "location independence" in information seeking, and the evolving relationship between libraries and their…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Libraries
Worthen, Maria; Patrick, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2014
Imagine a high school student who does not have the opportunity to take all of the courses she needs to get into college. Today, for far too many young people, this is a sobering reality. Public schools around the country may lack the resources, staff, or demand to offer a full catalog of courses. According to recent data from the U.S. Department…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Courses, Public Schools
Oberg, Larry R. – Library Journal, 1986
Description of VALNet (Valley Library Consortium), a consortium of public, academic, and school libraries in Idaho, highlights proposed online public access union catalog which would include nonbibliographic and referral files and circulation and serials control modules. The political climate, marketing, needs assessment, support and consultation,…
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Consortia, Financial Problems, Grants
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Horny, Karen L. – Canadian Library Journal, 1983
This discussion of the major issues concerning online public access library catalogs highlights types of systems, user behavior, structure of systems and user-friendly information retrieval methods (menus, fuzzy matches, prompters), and additional search strategy features (limits, browsing, truncation). Three references are listed. (EJS)
Descriptors: Databases, Information Retrieval, Library Automation, Library Catalogs
Barnes, Alvin J., Comp. – 1988
This bibliography lists 371 selected citations to materials on CD-ROM technology and its applications. The first section includes journal articles subdivided by topical areas: (1) General; (2) Online Public Access Catalogs; (3) MEDLINE; (4) Bibliographies/Directories; (5) Hardware/Software; (6) Cost/Economics; (7) Databases; (8) Publishing; (9)…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Costs, Databases
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Klein, Ronnie, Comp. – 1992
This workbook is designed to familiarize students with the layout of Whittemore Library (Framingham State College, Massachusetts) and the types of information sources available for them to use in solving their research problems. It also provides guidance in developing a logical, systematic plan for formulating a search strategy and gathering…
Descriptors: Card Catalogs, College Libraries, Databases, Encyclopedias
Ensor, Pat – 1990
This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (ISU) Library User Information System (LUIS), the online public access catalog (OPAC). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on LUIS…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer Literacy, Demography, Higher 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
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
Freivalds, Dace I.; Carson, Sylvia – 1988
This report describes an online public access catalog (OPAC) developed at Pennsylvania State University which downloads, manages, and manipulates data once it has been retrieved. The paper begins with a list of the 12 features of the system, which is called MicroLIAS (Library Information Access System): (1) build and fully index any number of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Higher Education, Information Sources
Butler, Brett – Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 1983
Addresses the dilemma faced by libraries as the success of public online access catalogs results in an increasing budget obligation over which the library has no control if it is to continue to provide the service. Issues discussed include budget transfers, budget increases, subsidies, and user fees. (EJS)
Descriptors: Budgets, Costs, Fees, Library Automation
Detroit Mercy Univ., MI. – 1993
In late 1990 the University of Detroit consolidated with Mercy College of Detroit to form a new university. The current grant was awarded to fund network membership costs for the DALNET Detroit area library consortium, OPAC (online public access catalog), circulation, and serials implementation at the university's new nontraditional adult student…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Libraries, Expenditures, Federal Aid
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