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OCLC search key usage patterns in a large research library

Journal of library automation [June 1981]


Copyright (c) 1981 Library Information and Technology Association

Abstract: Many libraries use the OCLC Online Union Catalog and Shared Cataloging Subsystem to perform various library functions, such as acquisitions and cataloging of library materials. As an initial part of the operations, users must search and retrieve a bibliographic record for the desired item from the large OCLC database. Various types of derived search keys are available for retrieval. This study of actual search keys entered by users of the OCLC online system was conducted to determine the types of search keys users prefer for performing various library operations and to find out whether the preferred search keys are effective.

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Publication Year:1981
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 14 Number 2
Issue:June 1981
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: OCLC
Subject: Search keys
Record Number:2274
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00