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French Libraries Sign Retrospective Conversion Contract with OCLC OCLC will convert to machinereadable form more than 600,000 bibliographic records for six French academic libraries. The records will also be loaded into the PANCATALOGUE, France's national union catalog of monographs.
Discusses the change in the searchtoproduce ratio from 31 to1.51 free searches for every produce or update command. Explains whatthe OCLC considers to be on the search side and what activities are onthe produce side of the ratio, focusing on numeric and derived keys,title browse, search history,...
Acknowledges the frustrations commonly associated with OCLCsPASSPORT software function key editor. Elucidates, stepbystep, sometechniques for recreating function keys more easily, focusing on thetasks of ordering books and ordering journal articles.
Outlines a training programme developed for infrequent users ofOCLC who are apt to be discouraged by OCLCs new PRISM interface.Addresses means of developing training participants confidence and waysof making OCLC activities more enjoyable.
Before introducing the guest columnists for this issue, I want to remind you that one purpose of this column is to provide librarians with a forum whereby they can address the topic of using OCLC for public services. That's why I make use of guest columnists rather than writing all the columns...
Describes the experience of the Indiana University Music Librarywith the Search CD450 software on alocal area network LAN. Deals withthe LAN from a users perspective, outlining some of its majoradvantagesand disadvantages. Emphasises the issue of LANs CDROM compatibility.
The OCLC Users Council comprises sixty delegates elected by the regional OCLC networks. Delegates serve threeyear terms on average, twenty new delegates are elected each year. The Users Council is one of many ways that OCLC members have input into OCLC planning and decision making. Each Users...
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