1986: What is User Friendly?

 

23rd Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1986) edited by F.W. Lancaster

This volume contains the texts of the papers presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, held in the Levis Faculty Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on April 20-22, 1986. All of the authors explore the idea of "user friendly" as it applies to online catalogs and related tools. Some of them summarize their own experiences in the implementation of online systems in academic and public libraries, some look at the broader psychological and social aspects of interaction between users and systems, and some attempt to predict what the future may hold for online bibliographic systems.

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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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  • Toliver, David E. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    One objective of computer intermediary systems is to minimize incidental and accidental differences among the many distinct languages found in online bibliographic retrieval. Three classes of languages are identified: access ...

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  • Smith, Linda C. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    This paper considers the clinic theme, "What Is User Friendly?" from a scientific and technical perspective. As Burch has observed in the introduction to a bibliography on computer ergonomics and user friendly design, the ...

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  • Shaw, Ward (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    This paper is part 1 of a presentation titled "Aristotle Meets Plato in the Library Catalog." In it, I hope to set forth some aspects of the theoretical context, or point of view, from which we at the Colorado Alliance ...

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  • Gorman, Michael (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Keynote speech at the 1986 What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. The focus of the talk is the idea of using microcomputers as the central component of a third way of achieving ...

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  • Golden, Gary A. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Automation in libraries has been on a rapidly moving roller coaster over the past decade. At first the major concerns were whether to automate with the few existing vendor systems. Many libraries designed their own systems ...

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