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Humancomputer interfaces and OPACS Introductory thoughts related to INNOPAC

Humancomputer interfaces and OPACS Introductory thoughts related to INNOPAC Research in the area of humancomputer interfaces offers guidance for enhancing online catalogs to satisfy patrons' information needs in a userfriendly environment. This article briefly describes humancomputer interfaces and the fundamentals of good humancomputer communication. These concepts are then used as the criteria for evaluating the benefits and shortcomings of San Diego State University Library's INNOPAC, the PAC. In the final analysis, the PAC is not perfectno system is. It has, however, made strides to overcome some of the failings of secondgeneration online public access catalogs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Humancomputer interfaces and OPACS Introductory thoughts related to INNOPAC

Library Hi Tech , Volume 9 (2): 6 – Feb 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/eb047820
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Abstract

Research in the area of humancomputer interfaces offers guidance for enhancing online catalogs to satisfy patrons' information needs in a userfriendly environment. This article briefly describes humancomputer interfaces and the fundamentals of good humancomputer communication. These concepts are then used as the criteria for evaluating the benefits and shortcomings of San Diego State University Library's INNOPAC, the PAC. In the final analysis, the PAC is not perfectno system is. It has, however, made strides to overcome some of the failings of secondgeneration online public access catalogs.

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Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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