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Library Systems Newsletter [February 1998]

An increasing number of libraries are cataloging the Universal Resource Locators (URLs) which reference librarians have bookmarked so that patrons searching the catalog will be led to useful sites on the Web. One reason for doing so is that the number of useful sites is increasing so rapidly that it is becoming difficult for patrons to work their way through a long list of bookmarks; and it is becoming impractical to create icons on PCs for hundreds of useful Web sites.

Reference librarians report that patrons react very positively to the inclusion of URLs in the patron access catalog, and that use of Web sites which have been cataloged has risen dramatically.

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Publication Year:1998
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 18 Number 02
Issue:February 1998
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Cataloging -- internet resources
Record Number:5728
Last Update:2024-06-13 02:33:35
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00