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Design of an OPAC database to permit different subject searching accesses in a multi-disciplines universities library catalogue database

Maristella Agosti, Maurizio Masotti
1992 Proceedings of the 15th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '92  
This paper presents searching approaches and user interface capabilities of DUO, an Online Pub-1987] Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche  ...  Records in the SBN database lack of abstracts and the subject indexing is sparse, because it is made by different trained librarians in libraries of a wide variety of different disciplines  ...  One of the scopes of our prototype is to investi- gate new solutions for subject searching in Italian University libraries.  ... 
doi:10.1145/133160.133207 dblp:conf/sigir/AgostiM92 fatcat:risfoxscsjh3lladw6uyevcvr4

MAI: MetaOPAC Azalai Italiano

Antonella De Robbio, Paola Rossi
2004 Program  
Three different interfaces, designed for specific types of users, provide access to the system.  ...  The architecture of the system, the search engine and converter, is based on a database in which all the Italian OPACs are recorded.  ...  She notes that a virtual union catalogue is an alternative to the development of a centralised database of distributed resources found in many library systems, and that a virtual union catalogue would  ... 
doi:10.1108/00330330410532814 fatcat:uzmpeghzs5cshcbxcdbintsy7q

A MAP for the library portal: through the labyrinth of online information sources

Martin Myhill
2005 Online information review (Print)  
Use of this portal at the University of Exeter Library has made a considerable, positive impact on the recent use of online full-text systems and services and the experiences undoubtedly point to a strong  ...  Such demands, coupled with librarians' natural tendency to apply order, have led to the development of library portals which aim to solve the problems arising from trying to navigate this labyrinth of  ...  In this case, the user might be offered pre-stated links to RLN, OCLC WorldCat, COPAC, a multi-disciplinary database such as Web of Knowledge, a subject specific database (from a long list), web search  ... 
doi:10.1108/14684520510583918 fatcat:ssymya65unbq7od7jsu355argq

Digital Library Services: Perceptions and Expectations of User Communities and Librarians in a New Zealand Academic Library

Wei Xia
2003 Australian Academic and Research Libraries  
The research concluded with a range of recommendations for ways to improve the digital services offered by the VUW Library with a view to helping the Library meet the information needs of its user communities  ...  This case study was conducted at the Victoria University of Wellington Library.  ...  TheE-journals web page provides a search engine for searching by subject or discipline. Thirty-six categories of E-journals are listed. There is also a master E-journal list in alphabetical order.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00048623.2003.10755218 fatcat:a33ly5xhwbh57d3hg3win54rpe

Integration of EBSCO Discovery Service widget into the learning spaces of LMS

Bee Leng Chew, Marnisya Abdul Rahim
2017 AAOU Journal  
to reach a larger audience of remote library users.  ...  The purpose of this paper is to report one such case study in Wawasan Open University exploring the integration of federated search engine (EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) widget) into the learning spaces  ...  and more Links on the main tab provide quick access to: Students can access the listing of database pages by subject or topic from this drop dowm menu ♦ A to Z Database List ♦ New Databases and Trials  ... 
doi:10.1108/aaouj-01-2017-0013 fatcat:pmi4tv32tffnbnujbxdwdgzk7a

The Professional Career and Life of Valerie Bross

John J. Riemer
2017 Cataloging & Classification Quarterly  
Executive Summary Society is in the midst of learning how to "be" in the information age.  ...  The advent of computers and the inclusion of the Web in our work and private lives have pushed innovations and embraced information and access in ways we can hardly imagine.  ...  The technical framework that enables us to create a single UC OPAC and database could take several different forms.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01639374.2017.1393783 fatcat:rb3ry4d34zc5fb73oxhxvxlyhi

Training in online search skills at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania: the use of TEEAL and AGORA databases

WL Chilimo
2009 University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal  
TEEAL and AGORA databases form an important part of the electronic resources at Sokoine National Agricultural Library in Tanzania (SNAL).  ...  The paper also discusses challenges and opportunities that are presented with the use of these databases, particularly in the context of university libraries in developing countries.  ...  SNAL offers a number of electronic information services to its users which include: Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC); over 180 CD-ROM databases with either abstract or full-text information for agriculture  ... 
doi:10.4314/udslj.v10i1-2.43416 fatcat:i7urzwqad5fcvew6ul5gue7l5u

Quality Enhancement In Higher Education Institutions Through Best Practices In Library: A Case Of Sims

Sreeramana Aithal, P. Harischandra
2015 Zenodo  
The library has a key role in supporting the academic activities of higher education institutions by establishing, maintaining and promoting the Information services within easy accessibility and greater  ...  In this regard, it has taken many steps to improve the qualities of information provided to its students as well as teachers for enhancing knowledge, skills and supports research activities which are a  ...  OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is one of the Existing aspects of library automation. OPAC is a catalogue, which is available for searching online.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.268518 fatcat:2qj562ds6zh7dnsc2maynymdgu

Introduction [chapter]

2021 Trading Zones of Digital History  
libraries had moved from card catalogues to digital systems for item retrieval in the form of OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogues).  ...  ; a search box returning a list of results is a significantly different tool than an Ngram Viewer, leading to different questions.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110682106-001 fatcat:z32r2tjapzelxkeitozlrwa5oy

Legal Information on the Web: the Case of Italy

Ginevra Peruginelli
2006 International Journal of Legal Information : Official Publication  
The dissemination of legal information contributes to the rule of law and to the overall ideals of democracy in a number of ways.  ...  Many are the benefits of accessing legal information, such as the awareness of the applicable rule of law, the creation of conditions necessary to the equality and fairness of a legal system, while improving  ...  "Computer, System, and Subject Knowledge in novice searching of a full-text, multifiles database." Library & Information Science Research. 4(1):97-106.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0731126500001505 fatcat:4coihij4orcgfmopehm3dlx7iu

Internet Services for Professional Astronomy [article]

Heinz Andernach
1998 arXiv   pre-print
A (subjective) overview of Internet resources relevant to professional astronomers is given.  ...  About 200 different links are mentioned, and every attempt was made to make this report as up-to-date as possible.  ...  UnCover also provides links to access other library databases and to browse the library catalogues of several North American libraries.  ... 
arXiv:astro-ph/9807167v2 fatcat:tmvv2rhp2fe2tom5b33qwjruxy

Information Technologies in Libraries a Futuristic Perspective
ENGLISH

S.S. Murthy
1994 DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology  
Most of such libraries will operate OPAC (online public access catalogue). o Database producers will play a more powerful role in providing access to their databases than vendors or hosts.  ...  Databases on CD-ROM are transferred to hard disk and put in multi-user systems for enabling high performance searches. This will change.  ... 
doi:10.14429/dbit.14.5.3106 fatcat:tti4acuicnfaldqqxllnues54a

Added value of information and information systems: a conceptual approach

Rahmatollah Fattahi, Ebrahim Afshar
2006 Library Review  
Design/methodology/approach -The paper begins with a review of the related literature and then takes a conceptual approach to discuss different values of information and IR systems; elaborates on how each  ...  The purpose of this paper is to explain where and how added value emerge form the work processes in library and information professions.  ...  For example, a library OPAC, a database of journal articles, a dissertation abstract and the like, and also library websites are major and applied parts of the information system.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00242530610649620 fatcat:5n7crzshhrculnvnc6ixeqci4q

Refocusing for the future: meeting user expectations in a digital age

Peter Edward Sidorko, Tina Tao Yang
2009 Library Management  
To respond to challenges such as these as well as to a host of opportunities, the University of Hong Kong Libraries has, since 2001, embarked on a journey of transformation.  ...  The paper concludes that in the digital age, libraries must be ready to shift from an inward, traditional structure to an outward, user-centered service mode.  ...  One-stop searching The Libraries purchased Metafind, a universal search interface that allows one-stop searching of, and access to, multiple resources including the library catalogue, full-text databases  ... 
doi:10.1108/01435120910927484 fatcat:uxudnxwwrvhi3lrgowaxrbac3m

Classification Issues in 2008

Nancy J. Williamson
2010 Knowledge organization  
classification based subject access in a library catalogue.  ...  The product was a prototype that permits querying "in both databases at the same time through a single database." Further research is needed.  ...  In this project, the problem addressed was the requirement of students who often need access to interdisciplinary subjects partw of which may be scattered in UDC.  ... 
doi:10.5771/0943-7444-2010-4-318 fatcat:tn44ok2hs5dtvouuhbrgcm7lwq
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