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Author Yee, Martha M.,
Title Improving online public access catalogs / Martha M. Yee and Sara Shatford Layne.
Imprint Chicago : American Library Association, 1998.

Author Yee, Martha M.,
Subject Online library catalogs.
Online bibliographic searching.
Alt Name Layne, Sara Shatford,
Description 1 online resource (xv, 220 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index.
Summary Technology is improving libraries and the services they offer -- but can your patrons find what they need on your library's OPAC? In this practical guide for librarians and systems designers, the authors describe various OPAC options and explain how users interface with them to obtain information.
Contents pt. I. Objectives, interfaces, and building blocks. 1. Objectives of the catalog: history of OPACs; research in catalog use. 2. Interfaces. 3. The building blocks: the structure of bibliographic and authority records -- pt. II. Demonstration of relationships -- authors and works. 4. Demonstration of relationships -- authors and works -- file and index structure decisions. 5. Demonstration of relationships -- authors and works -- indexing decisions. 6. Demonstration of relationships -- authors and works -- display decisions. 7. Demonstration of relationships -- authors and works -- summary -- desirable defaults -- pt. III. Demonstration of relationships -- subjects. 8. Demonstration of relationships -- subjects -- file structure decisions. 9. Demonstration of relationships -- subjects -- indexing decisions. 10. Demonstration of relationships -- subjects -- display decisions. 11. Demonstration of relationships -- subjects -- summary -- desirable defaults -- pt. IV. Other relationships and future developments. 12. Other relationships. 13. Future developments -- App. A. User studies consulted -- App. B. Cataloging classics for the inquiring system designer -- App. C. Searching catalogs on the Internet.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585344604 (electronic bk.)
9780585344607 (electronic bk.)
083890730X (alk. paper)
9780838907306 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 47008763
Additional Format Print version: Yee, Martha M. Improving online public access catalogs. Chicago : American Library Association, 1998 083890730X (DLC) 98006217 (OCoLC)38550045

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