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Ensor, Pat

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Works: 25 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 4,096 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Pat Ensor
Information imagineering : meeting at the interface by Milton T Wolf( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM for library users : a guide to managing and maintaining user access( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM periodical index : a guide to abstracted, indexed, and fulltext periodicals on CD-ROM by Pat Ensor( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM periodical index : a guide to abstracted, indexed, and fulltext periodicals on CD-ROM( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cybrarian's manual( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library, database search service policies and procedures by Pat Ensor( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Database search service policies and procedures by Pat Ensor( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document details 28 policies and 37 procedures of the online searching service at the Indiana State University (isu), Cunningham Memorial Library. Sixteen forms used in various aspects of the process are also included. The policies include but are not limited to the following: (1) the Database Search Service organization; (2) Database Search Service searches; (3) statistics on database searching; (4) evaluation of searches; (5) promotion of database searching; (6) current awareness for searches; (7) searcher meetings; (8) interviews with search requestors; (9) on-demand searching; (10) search patron's presence during search; (11) clientele; (12) choosing a vendor for a search; (13) charging; (14) instruction and demonstrations; (15) policy on isu faculty grants for searching; (16) policy on isu grants for graduate student searching; and (17) policy on use of the ibm-pc in reference. Procedures are concerned with but not limited to: searchers and staff; vendors; recordkeeping; statistics; evaluations; vendor bills; budget planning; training; search aids; vendor and database newsletters; publicity; requesting and assigning searches; using the database room and terminals; charging for database searches; distributing database search prints; use of the Indiana Information Retrieval System (indirs) by patrons; various aspects of search helper; and rules and procedures for using the ibm pc for searching. Forms include search logs, billing slips, computer search requests, search evaluations, and search statistics. (Thc)
CD-ROM collection development : a practical guide by Pat Ensor( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clustering and aggregations of minke whales in the Antarctic feeding grounds by F KASAMATSU( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key guide to electronic resources by Diane K Kovacs( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timing of pupping by pack-ice seals in East Antarctica by C SOUTHWELL( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations of blue whales feeding in Antarctic waters by P. J CORKERON( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM research collections : an evaluative guide to bibliographic and full-text CD-ROM databases( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Services in Institutions for Mentally and Developmentally Disabled Adults by Pat Ensor( Book )

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

To improve the quality of life of institutionalized individuals, libraries can serve as a constructive escape mechanism for dealing with stress, a representation of external reality, and a therapeutic agent, in addition to offering bibliotherapy. Ideally, the library should be an integral part of the institution and provide a user-appropriate setting and therapeutic environment. Although developmentally disabled individuals have been defined by levels of Intelligence Quotient tests, the librarian must know each individual to make the most of his or her potential. The selection of materials for these individuals should be based on simplicity of format, clear directions, durability, appropriateness, and ability, and they should be available in various forms such as visual aids, books, recorded music, and realia. If the librarian is to be an effective member of the therapeutic team, he or she needs to be sensitive, objective, flexible, and ready to communicate with and treat each person without prejudice or stereotyping. Trends toward mainstreaming and the recognition of patients' rights to information and treatment confirm the importance of the library's role in the institutional program. Twelve sources are included. (Rbf)
Key guide to electronic resources by Martin Raish( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keyword/oolean Searching on an Online Public Access Catalog: Patrons and Their Perceptions by Pat Ensor( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report presents the results of a study which explored how patron perceptions and demographics related to keyword/Boolean searching on Indiana State University's (isu) Library User Information System (luis), the online public access catalog (opac). Two general theses guide the study: (1) whether the use or non-use of keyword searching on luis is related to variables such as age, computer experience, subject area, status, and frequency of and experience in searching luis; and (2) whether there are certain measures isu Libraries can take to increase the chance that patrons will use assistance in keyword searching to improve the quality of their keyword searching. An introduction to the study, a review of the literature, an overview of the study methodology, and the survey instrument precede the study results. These results are divided into two major sections: (1) demographic and other user characteristics for all luis users; and (2) characteristics of luis users who have done keyword searching. One finding of this study is that a majority (80%) of isu luis users have done keyword searching and only 2.5% say that they do not plan to do it in the future. However, most users do not see themselves performing keyword searching most of the time. Few (11%) felt that keyword searching was a superior search method, although 30% said that they use it every time they use luis. It is noted that knowledge about keyword searching is not as widespread as it should be. Only half of the users understood that subject (s=) searching uses only Library of Congress Subject Headings. The study also presents evidence that the instructional method used to learn keyword searching--E.G., Library instruction classes, keyword help screens, library handouts--is connected with better performance on study questions which determine keyboard knowledge. It is suggested that more effort needs to be concentrated on terminal independent instruction options that are geared more toward user needs. A copy of the patron questionnaire is included. (35 selected readings) (mab)
The "Special"Academic Library: Enhanced Information Services for University Committees and Administrators by Pat Ensor( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report provides information on the planning for and pilot testing of a new service called Enhanced Information Services for Administrators and Committees that was developed in 1990 by Electronic Information Services, a unit within the Reference Department of Indiana State University Libraries. The report begins with an early planning memo that provides a rationale for the service and lists eight proposed improvements to current services together with an indication of their current status if implementation had already begun (done, partly done). A personnel and cost matrix is then presented which assumes that a personal computer with a fixed disk and a near-letter-quality printer would be added to the equipment in the database room. Ten services are listed, ranging from telephone requests for services to document retrieval and delivery service. The library personnel involved--professional, support staff, and/or student assistants--are indicated for each service together with its approximate cost and possible source of funding. The current status is indicated for those already being implemented. Excerpts from the final plan include statements on the services offered, personnel involved, number of assignments, costs, identification of clients, method of approach, and evaluation methods. Copies of a memo to library faculty and a memo to selected faculty and administrators announcing a pilot test of the new service are provided together with a list of the recipients of the first round of memos. A chart depicting the Enhanced Information Services process, a tally of the results of an evaluation of the pilot test, and a copy of the questionnaire for users participating in the test are also provided. (Bbm)
 
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Information imagineering : meeting at the interface
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