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ERIC Number: EJ321349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Terminal Ailments Need Not Be Fatal: A Speculative Assessment of the Impact of Online Public Access Catalogs in Academic Settings.
Sandler, Mark
RQ, v24 n4 p460-65 Sum 1985
Discusses several concerns about nature of online public access catalogs (OPAC) that have particular import to reference librarians: user passivity and loss of control growing out of "human-machine interface" and the larger social context; and the tendency of computerized bibliographic systems to obfuscate human origins of library information and organization. (15 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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