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If you've been keeping up with what's going on in the world of electronic networking, you're probably aware that both the library and the publishing communities are becoming more involved in this arena.
A special track, sponsored by OCLC Micro magazine, has been added to the annual Computers in Libraries Conferences. Convened by Dan Marmion, editor of OCLC Micro, the track has been planned by Dave Brunell, executive director of Bibliographical Center for Research BCR.
Discusses the user facilities offered by the PRISM service.Considers the benefits in moving among bibliographic records of thecommands which differentiate PRISM from previous systems. Demonstratesthe use of PRISM through a stepbystep guide to a specific authorsearch, recommending practice to...
Examines the benefits of function key macros for library servicesin general and interlibrary loan in particular. Discusses function keyeditors, defining a function key, request stacking, using a macro toavoid guest passwords, and macros for order routines. Concludes that themacro philosophy is...
Discusses the introduction of OCLCs FirstSearch Catalog referencesystem. Describes the fieldtesting of FirstSearch, the hours ofoperation, the databases available through the system, and the pricingsystems that may be employed.
Considers the introduction of OCLC and other technology in publiclibraries as a response to reduced budgets and an increased demand forinformation. Discusses the history of cataloguing, the development ofnew cataloguing systems, bibliographic record editing, and methods ofprocessing materials....
Focusses on California State Universitys participation in aproject to add contents notes to bibliographic records. Discusses thebackground of, and need for, such a project, the natureof the project,and the results from CSU. Surmises that there are a number of thingsthat can be done to stimulate...
Considers the problems that can be encountered when using DOS 5.0with software such as PASSPORT. Discusses ways of circumventingincompatibility problems using DOS 5.0s Setver command, as astepbystep process edit Config.sys, instruct Setver, and rebootingthe computer. Concludes that the Setver...
Discusses the implementation of CAT ME Plus software designed toincrease cataloguing efficiency. Describes the previous cataloguingsystem, the changes brought about by the new system, the problems withCAT ME Plus installation, and the advantage of the new program.Concludes that CAT ME Plus has...
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