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Online library catalogs

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The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen Jan 2009

The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article offers information on the modern online public access catalog (OPAC) which is available on the Internet through WorldCat in the U.S. As stated, modern OPAC improves on previous catalogs with enhanced search capabilities and is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. In addition, WorldCat.org offers an interface that displays search results that guide users to the nearest library that holds the item in question, thus allowing the user to find the quickest way of obtaining the item from a library.


Digital Collection Management Through The Library Catalog, Michaela Brenner, Thomas W. Larsen, Claudia Weston Jun 2006

Digital Collection Management Through The Library Catalog, Michaela Brenner, Thomas W. Larsen, Claudia Weston

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Digitization has bestowed upon librarians and archivists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries the opportunity to reexamine how they access their collections. It draws these two traditional groups together with IT specialists in order to collaborate on this new great challenge. In this paper, the authors offer a strategy for adapting a library system to traditional archival practice.