1988: Design and evaluation of computer/human interfaces : issues for librarians and information scientists

 

25th Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1988). Edited by Martin A. Siegel.

A computer/human interface functions at the intersection of machines, people, information, and tasks. Growing emphasis within the library and information science community has been placed on the development of these interfaces an aspect of design loosely termed user friendliness. This emphasis becomes increasingly important as the number of computers in libraries continues to rise along with their use by nonspecialists.

The year 1988 marked the 25th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Therefore, it was appropriate for three members of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science faculty to provide a quarter-century retrospective focusing on three major clinic themes: public services, technical services, and administrative/ management concerns. This volume begins with these preconference papers.

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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  • Regazzi, John J. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1988)
    The delivery of electronic information to libraries is increasing significantly in both volume and forms of delivery. These forms of delivery now include online searching, local access systems, and CD-ROM, to name only ...

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  • Woodsmall, Rose Marie; Siegel, Elliot (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1988)
    This paper discusses the design, development, and evaluation of GRATEFUL MED, the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) front end software for microcomputers that was developed to assist physicians and other health ...

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  • Edmonds, M. Leslie (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1988)
    For most librarians and information scientists, the ability of children to access library material or, indeed, information in general is an abstraction. It is seen as an issue of intellectual freedom, something "they" should ...

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  • Crawford, Walt (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1988)
    Online catalogs have been in existence for several years now, but they are still in their infancy as compared to other aspects of library automation and librarianship. Today's best online catalogs are more powerful, ...

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  • Siegel, Martin A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1988)
    This paper will examine the design of computer/human interfaces from the perspective of two older design professions: architecture and instructional design. Insights can be drawn from these design worlds, lessons learned ...

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