ERIC Number: EJ421664
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Toward More Critical Reviewing and Analysis of CD-ROM User Software Interfaces.
Zink, Steven D.
CD-ROM Professional, v4 n1 p16-22 Jan 1991
Criticizes reviews of library CD-ROM products as being uncritical of the user interface and advocates a more rigorous evaluation, not only to aid potential buyers, but as a way to influence manufacturers. Congressional Information Services' Masterfile 2 is evaluated in the context of Heckel's "Principles of Friendly Software Design." (24 references) (EAM)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews, Government Publications, Higher Education, Man Machine Systems, Menu Driven Software, Online Searching, Online Vendors, Optical Data Disks, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Book/Product Reviews; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A