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Title: Online Catalogs and Library Users
Author(s): Gilliland, Anne J.
Subject(s): Libraries --Automation Library personnel management Online library catalogs Library catalogs and users
Abstract: I want to begin by reading two letters to you which were published in the 1 April 1985 issue of Time magazine under the heading LIBRARY BYTES. The first letter, from Kenneth N. Sharpe of Peachtree City, Georgia, asked a question: I see a conspiracy in the public library. Advocates of computers convinced us that we should replace benign, inexpensive, non-energy consuming card catalogs with expensive, maintenance-requiring, energy-consuming terminals. This is progress? 1 James A. Munn in Milwaukee writes with another opinion: Each time I work on a computer, I am amazed at the potential it has and the abundance of information I am able to retrieve. For the experienced user, the joy of a computer is in finding valuable information by surprise.
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In D. Shaw, ed. 1985. Human aspects of library automation : helping staff and patrons cope: Papers presented at the 1985 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 77-93.
Series/Report: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (22nd : 1985)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1245
ISBN: 0-87845-072-6
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1985.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-10
 

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