ERIC Number: EJ577908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Bibliographic Displays in OPACs and Web Catalogs: How Well Do They Comply with Display Guidelines?
Cherry, Joan M.
Information Technology and Libraries, v17 n3 p124-37 Sep 1998
Evaluation of data from assessments of full bibliographic displays in academic library OPACs (online public access catalogs) and World Wide Web catalogs against a checklist of desirable features found that OPAC displays scored 58% and Web displays scored 60%. Discusses weaknesses, focusing on those found in the majority of the displays investigated. The evaluation checklist is appended. (PEN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Records, Check Lists, Comparative Analysis, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Evaluation, Data Analysis, Design Preferences, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Integrated Library Systems, Library Automation, Online Catalogs, Screen Design (Computers), Tables (Data), User Needs (Information), Vendors, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A