1980: Public Access to Library Automation

 

17th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1980). Edited by J.L. Divilbiss.

Of the various trends in library automation today, public access is clearly one of the most difficult, complex, and potentially rewarding areas of development. The motivation may be economic or it may be the desire to offer a new standard of service; in either case the designer of a public access system finds himself in largely uncharted waters. In planning the 1980 clinic, we attempted to bring together speakers who could address both the philosophical foundations and the nuts-and-bolts reality of public access.

The complete text of the proceedings is available here as well as the individual papers. The papers included here are:

The Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing have been digitized through the Open Content Alliance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • Vanderheiden, Gregg (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980)
    In this paper, each of the three areas of handicap visual, physical and cognitive will be explored, along with the different approaches which have been used to provide access to textual information. Some of the approaches ...

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  • Shaw, Ward (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980)
    Basically, the problem of designing an information system for public access is the same as the problem of designing any kind of system, and perhaps can be stated as a question: How do we construct or plan that interaction ...

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  • Levy, Allan H. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980)
    Understanding why people don't like something is like understanding why the dog didn't bark in the night. One is often looking for objections unspoken, fears unexpressed and concerns concealed. It is the purpose of this ...

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  • Hewett, Thomas T.; Meadow, Charles T. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980)
    This paper reports on an attempt to measure the performance of users of interactive information retrieval systems. The subjects studied were end users of the information who were doing their own interactive searches. The ...

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  • Fox, Mark S.; Palay, Andrew J. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1980)
    The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how a radically different approach to the storage and retrieval of information can result in: (1) a reduction in the need for user sophistication in the use of information systems, ...

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