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Title:What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, 1986
Contributor(s):Lancaster, F.W.
Subject(s):Library catalogs and users --Congresses
Public services (Libraries) --Congresses
Libraries --Data processing --Congresses
Online library catalogs --Congresses
Abstract: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 use" and "more attractive" in this context? These were the questions addressed 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. This volume contains the texts of the papers presented at the meeting. 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.
Issue Date:1986
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Lancaster, F.W. (ed) (1986) What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (23rd : 1986)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/746
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
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-05-22


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