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Rethinking OPACS: The Design of Assertive Information Systems

Information Technology and Libraries Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 0730-9295


Discusses the need to reassess the objectives of online public access catalogs and how those objectives might be met before costly investments are made in electronic versions of "other data" for online catalogs. Several objectives are outlined and their feasibility in the modern telecommunications environment is examined. (two references) (CLB)


Culkin, P.B. (1989). Rethinking OPACS: The Design of Assertive Information Systems. Information Technology and Libraries, 8(2), 172. Retrieved May 28, 2022 from .

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