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University of California (System) Division of Library Automation

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Works: 50 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 405 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Catalogs  Union catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Use studies 
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DLA bulletin by University of California (System)( )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California academic libraries list of serials( )

in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes serial holdings for University of California, the California State University and Colleges, and Stanford University
University of California prototype on-line catalog : preliminary specificiations for the patron interface by Katharina Klemperer( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The online catalog discussed in this report extends the present microfiche union catalog development by providing online access to bibliographic records for the holdings of the University of California Libraries. The specifications for the user interface through which the library patron communicates with the online systems to locate materials are outlined, and the catalog's searching capabilities, display options, user information component, help facility, non-automated aids, terminals, consultation ability, and evaluation mechanisms are described. The report also examines the design criteria for the patron interface, the human-machine dialogue, the search component, the help function, the catalog's interlibrary loan function, and its bibliography-building capability. (FM)
Bibliographic specifications for consolidation of records by Katharina Klemperer( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California union catalog conversion of catalog cards to machine readable form : phase III, comparison study of existing data bases for the use of retrospective conversion by Katharina Klemperer( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Compares ... OCLC, BALLOTS, and UTLAS, for their potential use in the retrospective conversion of ... catalog records to machine-readable form."--Abs., leaf 1
Users look at online catalogs : results of a national survey of users and non-users of online public access catalogs : final report to the Council on Library Resources by Gary S Lawrence( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national study of users and non-users of public access online catalog systems (OPACs) was undertaken at 29 libraries, representing 15 computer systems, to provide data and interpretations useful to system designers and library administrators. The findings indicate that users have overwhelmingly positive responses to OPACs. Non-users have positive attitudes toward OPACs, believe they are likely to use them eventually, and that they can learn to use them quickly and easily. Problem areas identified were using and understanding codes and abbreviations, understanding terminal displays, command and control, subject searching, known-item searching, patience with response time, queuing and terminal dialog, and library support services. The most important determinant of user satisfaction was effective subject searching, followed by library support services, command and control, and known-item searching. Users recommend that library administrators make terminals highly visible, provide printers, add terminals, expand databases, and improve systems rather than provide user training. Designers are asked to consider the user interface and to enhance subject searching, incorporate circulation information, and provide brief bibliographic display formats. This extensive report includes 12 appendices, 82 tables and 12 figures. (Author/LMM)
Authority control in the University of California union catalog by Dorothy MacPherson( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MELVYL online catalog reference manual by University of California (System)( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California union catalog system design overview by Mike Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographic specifications for display : University of California union catalog( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MELVYL reference manual : University of California online catalog by University of California (System)( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographic specifications for processing campus OCLC records by Dorothy McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating public access on-line catalogs : phase I, development and testing of data collection and analysis tools : final report to the Council on Library Resources by Ray R Larson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographic specifications for processing campus RLIN records : University of California union catalog by Dorothy McPherson( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical summary report of the 1979 Union Catalog data base : University of California Union Catalog by Blanche Grosswald( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Users look at online catalogs : part 2, interacting with online catalogs : final report to the Council on Library Resources by Ray R Larson( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report focuses on a discussion of findings from analyses of computer transaction logs contributed by four of the online catalog systems used in the Public Access Project. It supplements the analyses of User and Non-User Questionnaires by providing analyses of data from the systems themselves. The four systems contributing data to this analysis were (1) MUMS/SCORPIO, two related systems used at the Library of Congress; (2) LUIS, the Northwestern University public access system; (3) ULISYS (Universal Library Systems), a turnkey vendor system at the West Valley Community College District; and (4) MELVYL, the prototype online union catalog of the University of California. The contents of the four transaction logs are described in detail and samples are provided. For each system the analysis includes the relative use of system commands and access points, tables of transactions, transitions from one command to another, and measures of the complexity of actual searches conducted by users. Use of commands is analyzed both in raw form and by generic type of command. Transaction logs for each system are appended. (Author/LMM)
MELVYL system reference manual by University of California (System)( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directory of electronic information resources : a feasibility study by Mary Engle( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper provides an overview of a University of California (UC) study of the issues involved in creating an online directory of electronic information resources available to the university community. For the purposes of the study, electronic information resources include bibliographic and other databases available at or through UC libraries and campus computer centers, and databases and data files maintained in departments. Such a directory would bring together information about computer files that has not been available from one source. It was found that the project would be feasible if the directory could be implemented in three phases: (1) design of the record structure, user interface, and means of access; (2) implementation and evaluation of a prototype; and (3) refining the user interface, indexing additional fields, and adding newly created records. Six development issues (some of them complex) that would need to be resolved before implementation were identified: the forms of electronic information to be included; the scope of the database, including external databases; availability of satisfactory descriptive information about items to be included; and a machine readable catalog record for each item. It is noted that, in addition to existing UC library records and other on-campus sources of electronic resources, there are nine bibliographic utilities and commercial vendors which produce "databases of databases" that could be included in the UC directory; other resources are available to provide descriptive detail for items in the directory. It was concluded that the directory should exist as a separate database searchable by the MELVYL user interface. Further discussion about Machine Readable Computer Files (MRCF) and a list of the MARC Bibliographic Format for MRCF are appended. (KRN)
MELVYL, the University of California prototype on-line union catalog : reference manual by University of California (System)( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of California union catalog( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENTS: 1. Index of names and titles.-- 2. Register
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityUniversity of California Library Automation Program

California Division of Library Automation

California. University. Division of Library Automation.

Division of Library Automation, University of California.

DLA

DLA, University of California.

University of California (System) Division of Library Automation

University of California (System). Office of the Assistant Vice President-Library Plans and Polices Division of Library Automation

University of California (System). Office of the Assistant Vice President - Library Plans and Policies. Division of Library Automation

University of California (System). Office of the President. Division of Library Automation

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English (42)