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Hall, Hal W. – Library Hi Tech, 1994
Provides an overview of the MacNOTIS interface project at Texas A&M University to provide a tool to make the NOTIS online public access catalog more accessible to users. Highlights include an intuitive interface, saving to disk, local printing, reusable search strings, online help, and automatic dial-up. (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Libraries, Federal Aid, Gateway Systems
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Kraft, Ned O. – Electronic Library, 1996
Questions whether IOLS (integrated online library systems) effectively serve all the needs of libraries and encourage the development of each module to its fullest potential. Suggests that the needs of acquisitions departments are often not met, due to emphasis on circulation modules and OPACs (online public access catalogs). (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Integrated Library Systems, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Catalogs
Rice, James – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1986
Argues that reference services will not only survive changes brought about by new technologies, but will be improved and enhanced as a result. Examples given include online public access catalogs, automated record-keeping operations, CD-ROM as an information storage medium, the continuing need for intermediaries in online searching, and copyright…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Futures (of Society), Library Automation
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Electronic Library, 1997
Discusses the role of information professionals in the future, based on a session at the Online Information 96 conference in London (England). Topics include equipment and software needs; technological advances; a trend toward distance education; how library users are adapting to change; interlibrary loans; online public access catalogs; and…
Descriptors: Change, Computer Selection, Computer Software, Conferences
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Ensor, Pat – College and Research Libraries, 1992
Describes results of a survey conducted at Indiana State University libraries that studied patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword searching on LUIS, the online public access catalog (OPAC) available through NOTIS (Northwestern Online Total Integrated System.) Demographics studied include age, status, frequency of LUIS use, and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Libraries, Higher Education, Library Catalogs
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Marchionini, Gary; Komlodi, Anita – Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST), 1998
Examines the current state of user interface design for information seeking. Topics include technology push and interdisciplinarity; research and development; literature trends; user-centered interface design; information seeking in electronic environments; online information retrieval system interfaces; online public access catalog interfaces;…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Futures (of Society), Information Retrieval
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Naj, Lindy; Chantiny, Martha – Library Software Review, 1993
Three articles discuss the second online library system at the University of Hawaii at Manoa--the CARL (Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries) System. Topics addressed include an overview of the system; development of a Windows-based CARL cataloging workstation; and incorporating digitized images in the online public access catalog. (EA)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Computer Software, Computer System Design
Chen, Ching-chih – Microcomputers for Information Management: An International Journal for Library and Information Services, 1986
This discussion of information technology and its impact on library operations and services emphasizes the development of microcomputer and laser optical disc technologies. Libraries' earlier responses to bibliographic utilities, online databases, and online public access catalogs are described, and future directions for library services are…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Utilities, Databases, Futures (of Society), Information Technology
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Wiberley, Stephen E., Jr.; Daugherty, Robert Allen – College and Research Libraries, 1988
This review of the literature on the effect of information overload on users' information-seeking behavior focuses on librarians' opinions about the number of references that constitute too many, and users' preferences for maximum numbers of references from online searches, online public access catalog postings, and manual indexes. (35 references)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Indexes, Information Seeking, Information Systems
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Shaw, Debora – Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 1991
Discusses the human-computer interface as it relates to information technology and retrieval. Principles of interface design are examined, including visual display features and help messages; information retrieval applications are described, including online searching, CD-ROM, online public access catalogs (OPACs), and full-text databases; and…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Evaluation Criteria, Full Text Databases, Guidelines
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Tebbetts, Diane R. – Journal of Library Administration, 1999
Provides a framework for examining the complex infrastructure needed to successfully implement a digital library. Highlights include database development, online public-access catalogs, interactive technical services, full-text documents, hardware and wiring, licensing, access, and security issues. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Security, Electronic Libraries, Full Text Databases
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Shemberg, Marian; Grossman, Cheryl – Library Hi Tech, 1999
Describes a survey dealing with academic library provision of electronic journals and other electronic resources that compared ARL (Association of Research Libraries) members to non-ARL members. Highlights include full-text electronic journals; computers in libraries; online public access catalogs; interlibrary loan and electronic reserves; access…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Archives, Comparative Analysis
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Solomon, Paul – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1993
Reports on research on retrieval behavior of children using a school library online public access catalog. The impact of user characteristics, school setting, interface usability, and information access features on information retrieval are considered. Overall patterns of children's behavior that influence retrieval and findings about strategies…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Online Catalogs
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Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Technology and Libraries, 1992
Discusses methods of browsing in online public access catalogs (OPACs) and describes one method that uses information pertaining to the physical description of books from MARC records to simulate images of books on a library shelf. Electronic browsing through MARC is discussed, and methods of enhancing OPACs are reviewed. (51 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Information Retrieval, Library Catalogs, Online Catalogs
Markey, Karen – Online, 1984
This discussion of online public access catalog (OPAC) user assistance includes results of focused-group interviews of 70 OPAC users at six libraries. Importance of printed materials, library staff assistance, users' problems relearning OPAC searching, computer-assisted instruction, multiple-dialog modes, informative system error messages, and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Interviews, Library Catalogs, Library Guides
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