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Online Public Access Catalogs Linking OPACs Policy Issues and Considerations

Online Public Access Catalogs Linking OPACs Policy Issues and Considerations Librarians had it pretty easy in the good old days of standalone OPACs. Users would wander into to the library, sidle up to an OPAC terminal, and search for the desired item. If the user found what he or she was looking for, fine. If not, the user's search went beyond the world of newfangled technology and into the more comfortably traditional ILL process. Depending on the individual library, the search would continue in an automated environment e.g., on OCLC, or perhaps even revert back to a manual process ALA ILL forms, etc.. Either way, the user was left in the dark, as ILL was more or less a back room process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Academic and Library Computing Emerald Publishing

Online Public Access Catalogs Linking OPACs Policy Issues and Considerations

Academic and Library Computing , Volume 9 (3): 4 – Mar 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1055-4769
DOI
10.1108/eb027473
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Abstract

Librarians had it pretty easy in the good old days of standalone OPACs. Users would wander into to the library, sidle up to an OPAC terminal, and search for the desired item. If the user found what he or she was looking for, fine. If not, the user's search went beyond the world of newfangled technology and into the more comfortably traditional ILL process. Depending on the individual library, the search would continue in an automated environment e.g., on OCLC, or perhaps even revert back to a manual process ALA ILL forms, etc.. Either way, the user was left in the dark, as ILL was more or less a back room process.

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Academic and Library ComputingEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1992

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