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|Title:||Is "User Friendly" really possible in library automation?|
|Author(s):||Carrison, Dale K.|
Library catalogs and users
User interfaces (Computer systems) Design
|Abstract:||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 intimidated. The major cause of user fear may be the everyday jargon used by those persons who are the corporate keepers of the Holy Grail i.e., automated library systems. Often the words used in discussing online systems are overly expressive and needlessly violent in tone. Even the term user fits this situation because it sounds drug related rather than library related.|
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Citation Info:||In 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: 45-51.|
|Series/Report:||Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (23rd : 1986)|
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation|
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication|
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Copyright 1986 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-05-23|
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1986: What is User Friendly?
23rd Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (1986). Edited by F.W. Lancaster.