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Ask OCLC Octobe r 1991 This column is the result of an According to the 1989 rank­ cated-line for "ready refer­ cost-effectively by separat­ idea by Judy Michaelson of ings, we estimate EPIC ence" type searches and dial ing the systems. Further, OCLC . It gives you , th e reader would now rank ninth out access for more in-depth subject searching, which is who uses OCL C services and of seventeen vendors, based searches that produce very resource-intensive, products, a chance t o ask on connect-hours, and the lengthy bibliographies. could actually impair the ef­ those questions that you've OLUC on EPIC (Database ficiency of the cataloging wondered about but never 23) would rank seventeenth Wha t are OCLC' s plans system. OCLC's choice was known wh o t o ask. This is out of well over 500 data­ fo r a link betwee n the ILL to separate the tasks. where you can get answers t o bases. Given how new EPIC system and th e EPIC questions like "Wh y is OCLC is, these are very impressive service? Wha t are OCLC's not going t o support the M300 rankings. strategies for future much longer?" o r "Ho w do I OCLC statistics show all Everyone is eager for this. product development and determine whether my library enhancements? types of libraries — academ­ The first step is to complete would do better to use CA T ic, special, public, federal, the transfer of the ILL sub­ CD450 o r continue cataloging and state — are using EPIC, system to PRISM. Once that OCLC's plan is to stay with online?" and that within the library work is complete, OCLC what we do best. As out­ W e will pay $25 t o any li- EPIC is used by reference, will work on a link between lined by Dr. K. Wayne brarian who submits one or interlibrary loan, and acqui­ PRISM ILL and the EPIC Smith, president and CEO, more questions, which w e will sitions librarians, and by service. and the OCLC Board of publish in this column. Send catalogers. Trustees, in both the en­ your questions t o Dan Marmi- Wh y can't th e Online hancement of current prod­ on, Edmon Low Library, Okla­ Can a dedicated-line be Unio n Catalog (EPIC ucts and development of homa State University, Stillwa­ used effectively t o search Service Database 23) be new products we will em­ ter, O K 74078-0375. phasize online over offline EPIC? searched by a holding symbol? products because providing Dean Covington at Arkan­ online access to information sas College raised some good There is no doubt that librar­ is what we do best. questions in his Guest Editorial ians experienced in using on­ The OCLC Online Union (see page 6). Here are the an­ line reference services will be Catalog has some Two examples of this are swers t o those questions. unaccustomed to the 400,000,000 holdings sym­ the alliance with SilverPlat- bols. The cost of providing "screen-at-a time" display of ter, which will eventually search capabilities on a file Ho w has th e library OCLC dedicated-line termi­ connect their CD-ROM data­ communit y reacted t o this large is, we believe, nals. EPIC's new DISPLAY bases to online databases on more than EPIC users are EPIC? LIST feature, which fills a EPIC, and the development willing to bear. screen with up to twenty sin­ of the FirstSearch Catalog, OCLC is quite pleased with gle-line records, was in­ which will put librarians in the acceptance of the EPIC stalled in June for most data­ Wh y was subject access t o the forefront of opening up service to date. Within th e Online Union Catalog bases as a direct response to the world of online database eighteen months of EPIC's user comment about this. provided on EPIC instead searching to their patrons. release, more than 4,000 au­ Furthermore, PASSPORT of PRISM? The library environment thorizations have been is­ software allows much more has changed — OCLC can't OCLC members have want­ sued to over 3,000 institu­ efficient dedicated-line print­ stand still. More and more, tions. Authorization re­ ed subject access to the ing of EPIC records. librarians talk about "just in quests continue to come in The new OCLC network, OCLC Online Union Cata­ time" vs. "just in case." at nearly 100 per month. now 80 percent complete, log for a long time. As work OCLC is moving beyond progressed on the new sys­ The IDP Report lists EPIC as has also improved response- Technical Services to Infor­ tem (now known as eleventh in its ranking of In­ time. Users who still have mation Services because we formation Services by num­ PRISM), it became clear that problems should contact feel we have a contribution ber of passwords issued. their regional network, the goals of improved capa­ to make. Martha Williams's Infor­ which can ensure that their bilities for a cataloging sys­ tem and subject access could mation Market Indicators equipment is configured be achieved more quickly, rank database vendors and correctly. Many EPIC sub­ more efficiently, and more databases by connect-hour. scribers tend to use a dedi­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png OCLC Micro Emerald Publishing

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Octobe r 1991 This column is the result of an According to the 1989 rank­ cated-line for "ready refer­ cost-effectively by separat­ idea by Judy Michaelson of ings, we estimate EPIC ence" type searches and dial ing the systems. Further, OCLC . It gives you , th e reader would now rank ninth out access for more in-depth subject searching, which is who uses OCL C services and of seventeen vendors, based searches that produce very resource-intensive, products, a chance t o ask on connect-hours, and the lengthy bibliographies. could actually impair the ef­ those questions that you've OLUC on EPIC (Database ficiency of the cataloging wondered about but never 23) would rank seventeenth Wha t are OCLC' s plans system. OCLC's choice was known wh o t o ask. This is out of well over 500 data­ fo r a link betwee n the ILL to separate the tasks. where you can get answers t o bases. Given how new EPIC system and th e EPIC questions like "Wh y is OCLC is, these are very impressive service? Wha t are OCLC's not going t o support the M300 rankings. strategies for future much longer?" o r "Ho w do I OCLC statistics show all Everyone is eager for this. product development and determine whether my library enhancements? types of libraries — academ­ The first step is to complete would do better to use CA T ic, special, public, federal, the transfer of the ILL sub­ CD450 o r continue cataloging and state — are using EPIC, system to PRISM. Once that OCLC's plan is to stay with online?" and that within the library work is complete, OCLC what we do best. As out­ W e will pay $25 t o any li- EPIC is used by reference, will work on a link between lined by Dr. K. Wayne brarian who submits one or interlibrary loan, and acqui­ PRISM ILL and the EPIC Smith, president and CEO, more questions, which w e will sitions librarians, and by service. and the OCLC Board of publish in this column. Send catalogers. Trustees, in both the en­ your questions t o Dan Marmi- Wh y can't th e Online hancement of current prod­ on, Edmon Low Library, Okla­ Can a dedicated-line be Unio n Catalog (EPIC ucts and development of homa State University, Stillwa­ used effectively t o search Service Database 23) be new products we will em­ ter, O K 74078-0375. phasize online over offline EPIC? searched by a holding symbol? products because providing Dean Covington at Arkan­ online access to information sas College raised some good There is no doubt that librar­ is what we do best. questions in his Guest Editorial ians experienced in using on­ The OCLC Online Union (see page 6). Here are the an­ line reference services will be Catalog has some Two examples of this are swers t o those questions. unaccustomed to the 400,000,000 holdings sym­ the alliance with SilverPlat- bols. The cost of providing "screen-at-a time" display of ter, which will eventually search capabilities on a file Ho w has th e library OCLC dedicated-line termi­ connect their CD-ROM data­ communit y reacted t o this large is, we believe, nals. EPIC's new DISPLAY bases to online databases on more than EPIC users are EPIC? LIST feature, which fills a EPIC, and the development willing to bear. screen with up to twenty sin­ of the FirstSearch Catalog, OCLC is quite pleased with gle-line records, was in­ which will put librarians in the acceptance of the EPIC stalled in June for most data­ Wh y was subject access t o the forefront of opening up service to date. Within th e Online Union Catalog bases as a direct response to the world of online database eighteen months of EPIC's user comment about this. provided on EPIC instead searching to their patrons. release, more than 4,000 au­ Furthermore, PASSPORT of PRISM? The library environment thorizations have been is­ software allows much more has changed — OCLC can't OCLC members have want­ sued to over 3,000 institu­ efficient dedicated-line print­ stand still. More and more, tions. Authorization re­ ed subject access to the ing of EPIC records. librarians talk about "just in quests continue to come in The new OCLC network, OCLC Online Union Cata­ time" vs. "just in case." at nearly 100 per month. now 80 percent complete, log for a long time. As work OCLC is moving beyond progressed on the new sys­ The IDP Report lists EPIC as has also improved response- Technical Services to Infor­ tem (now known as eleventh in its ranking of In­ time. Users who still have mation Services because we formation Services by num­ PRISM), it became clear that problems should contact feel we have a contribution ber of passwords issued. their regional network, the goals of improved capa­ to make. Martha Williams's Infor­ which can ensure that their bilities for a cataloging sys­ tem and subject access could mation Market Indicators equipment is configured be achieved more quickly, rank database vendors and correctly. Many EPIC sub­ more efficiently, and more databases by connect-hour. scribers tend to use a dedi­

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