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Title: The online catalog: Beyond a local reference tool
Author(s): Clark, Sharon
Subject(s): Reference services (Libraries) --Automation Online bibliographic searching Database searching Libraries and electronic publishing
Abstract: In 1980, the Illinois State Library sponsored a project to mount the software of the Western Library Network (WLN) to demonstrate how that software might be used as the basis of a statewide automated system for Illinois. The cooperative venture of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (UIUC) and the River Bend Library System resulted in a joint catalog of their holdings that became operational in summer 1984. The joint online catalog, which now contains over 1 million titles and supports approximately 250 terminals, has proven to be a cost-effective prototype for a statewide online catalog. At present, the database of this online catalog only contains records for these two institutions. However, the database can be searched from a dedicated terminal in each of the eighteen regional library systems headquarters in Illinois as well as in each of the twenty-eight LCS academic libraries.
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In L.C. Smith, ed. 1987. Questions and answers : strategies for using the electronic reference collection : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 144-152.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (24th : 1987)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
ISBN: 0-87845-077-7
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-06

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