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Title:Online Catalogs and Library Users
Author(s):Gilliland, Anne J.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library personnel management
Online library catalogs
Library catalogs and users
Abstract:I want to begin by reading two letters to you which were published in the 1 April 1985 issue of Time magazine under the heading LIBRARY BYTES. The first letter, from Kenneth N. Sharpe of Peachtree City, Georgia, asked a question: I see a conspiracy in the public library. Advocates of computers convinced us that we should replace benign, inexpensive, non-energy consuming card catalogs with expensive, maintenance-requiring, energy-consuming terminals. This is progress? 1 James A. Munn in Milwaukee writes with another opinion: Each time I work on a computer, I am amazed at the potential it has and the abundance of information I am able to retrieve. For the experienced user, the joy of a computer is in finding valuable information by surprise.
Issue Date:1985
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In D. Shaw, ed. 1985. Human aspects of library automation : helping staff and patrons cope: Papers presented at the 1985 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 77-93.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (22nd : 1985)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1245
ISBN:0-87845-072-6
ISSN:0069-4789
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1985.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10


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