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OPACs' Users' Interface - Do They Need Any Improvements?
Discussion on Tools, Technology, and Methodology
Current paper attempts to answer an “exotic” question of usability of OPACs'. The possibilities of implementation of a web usability research in improving efficiency of on-line catalogues interfaces is discussed. Search ...
Open Access versus Copyright
Legal Issues and the Norwegian Ask the Library Service (Biblioteksvar.no)
The paper discusses the copyright issues in the Norwegian ATL service, and looks at ways to circumvent the legal pitfalls. The similar services in Denmark (Biblioteksvagten) and Sweden (Fråga biblioteket) are compared. ...
The Theory of Attention and the Economy of Understanding as a New Price Model in the Information Economy?
Most prices in the information economy (scientific information) are based on length of information, duration of online time, actuality etc., but most of these price concepts give little satisfaction to the customer because ...
ICT in the Workplace
Access for All or Digital Divide?
The paper presents the findings of research into the extent and impact of restricted access to ICT based communications for specific groups of staff in UK further and higher education organisations. Educational institutions ...
Keeping Libraries Alive Behind Bars
A Study of NSW Corrective Services Libraries
Libraries in prisons in Australia are traditionally repositories of old, second hand books, staffed (if at all) by an inmate who can hopefully read. The NSW Department of Corrective Services is attempting to change this ...
Libraries in Society
Openness from a Historic and Present Perspective
The purpose of the paper is to investigate the phenomenon of openness in relation to library development. The term openness is presented and related to library development from historical and theoretical perspectives. ...
Help Users Search!
Prototyping an Online Help System for OPACs
Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) are not self-explanatory, and help searching them should be a standard feature. Access to library information should not be an adventure game. Unfortunately that goal is far away. ...
The Limits of Intellectual Freedom
Why the IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom is not followed in Denmark
The purpose of this paper is to examine the limits of providing access to information for everyone in Denmark compared to the 1999 IFLA Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom. There are several aspects of decrease ...
Improving Subject Searching in Databases through aCombination of Descriptors and UDC
Problems with subject access to online catalogues and databases are not new. Studies on the use of OPACs have revealed two apparently endemic problems: on the one hand, the large number of searches with zero hits (failed ...
Going Digital in Italy
Obstacles Concerning Access to Digital Libraries
This paper presents the findings of a user survey, promoted and financed by the Digital Renaissance Foundation in Italy. Digital resources and the Web are continuing to offer many opportunities to improve the access to ...