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Title:Extending the online catalog: The point of diminishing returns
Author(s):Hildreth, Charles R.
Subject(s):Online public access catalog
Networked information
Abstract:This paper discusses online public access catalog (OPAC) models and milestones. The journey of the networked online catalog has clearly departed from its early, first-generation manifestation as a stand-alone, local "card catalog online" and continues at an alarming pace in its evolution to some fuzzily conceived expanded, transformed entity we may humbly refer to for now as the library catalog information system. What this future information management and retrieval system will be like is not entirely clear, which makes it the topic of much speculation and wishful thinking. Its parameters and features may be decided by, nay, even driven by, new, emergent technologies, or, hopefully, its form and function will be guided by the knowledge attained from a vast body of research and experience with online catalogs and their users.
Issue Date:1994
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Hildreth, C.R. (1994) Extending the online catalog: The point of diminishing returns. In Ann P. Bishop (ed) Emerging Communities: Integrating Networked Information into Library Services [Papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]: 84-100.
Series/Report:Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services [papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-03-18

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