Browse 1986: What is User Friendly? by Title

  • 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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  • Lancaster, F.W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
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  • Carrison, Dale K. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    The term user friendly has become a buzzword. Everyone would probably agree that online library systems should be approachable. However, despite efforts to make system use easier, many first-time users still feel ...
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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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  • Doszkocs, Tamas E. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    This paper examines the role of natural language (NL) processing in information retrieval in the context of large operational information retrieval systems and services. State-of-the-art information retrieval systems combine ...
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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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  • Borgman, Christine L. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    If a system is transparent to the user, it means that the user is looking through the system to the task being accomplished and not focusing on the system itself. A transparent system is one that supports and simplifies a ...
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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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  • Fayan, Emily Gallup (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986)
    Online library systems are a classic example of complex systems of programs designed for use by others. Library systems are made up of many intricate programs with complex relations among them. The library database consists ...
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  • Lancaster, F.W. (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1986)
    Considerable emphasis is now being given to the design or redesign of online systems in order to make them "easier to use" and thus "more attractive" to potential users. But do we really know what is meant by "easier to ...
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