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Works: 352 works in 410 publications in 1 language and 2,303 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Use studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Directories  Case studies 
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Classifications: Z674.82.O15, 021.65
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Most widely held works by OCLC
Annual review of OCLC research ( serial )
in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Annual review of OCLC research by OCLC( file )
in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Assessing information on the Internet : toward providing library services for computer-mediated communication by Martin Dillon( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Current utilization of online catalogs : transaction log analysis by John E Tolle( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Research report on the process of subject searching in the library catalog : final report of the subject access research project by Karen Markey( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Research report prepared for OCLC on end user behavior on the Ohio State University Libraries' online catalog : a computer monitoring study by Christine L Borgman( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive study of online public access catalogs : an overview and application of findings by Neal K Kaske( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Online catalog use : results of surveys and focus group interviews in several libraries by Karen Markey( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Research report prepared for OCLC on multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog by William E McGrath( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
How many books does a group of libraries have in common? Pre-OCLC days, the question was simple and the answer vital. If a large number were held in common, there would be a compelling argument for computerized bibliographic databases for shared cataloging and interlibrary loan. "Overlap" studies did provide argument, and the rest is history
Music subject headings from the machine-readable Library of Congress subject authority file by Jeanette Marie Drone( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
How public library patrons use nonfiction books by Chandra Prabha( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
This study examines the following two premises of information-seeking behavior associated with the use of nonfiction books in an electronic mode: (1) individuals generally read nonfiction books for obtaining information; and (2) users read nonfiction books in parts, rather than completely. Study data were collected through interviews with 350 patrons who borrowed nonfiction books at five of the libraries in a metropolitan public library system in Ohio. The premise that patrons consult nonfiction books mainly for obtaining information was supported by the data; and the premise that nonfiction books are read in parts was found to be true of two-thirds of all use. Study findings also suggest that electronic information systems should offer a subject approach and should allow rapid scanning and skipping through text in nonfiction books. The study research, findings on premises of electronic information systems, and findings on characteristics of nonfiction book readers and implications for electronic information systems are detailed. The text is supplemented with 6 figures, including the interview script, and 34 tables; statistical notes and 7 tables are appended; and 6 references are provided. Ordering information for Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (Oclc) publications is also provided. (Km)
Research report prepared for OCLC on videotex project reviews II by Robert E Widing( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Nonfiction book use by academic library users by Chandra Prabha( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Final report to the Council on Library Resources ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Highlights of the annual review of OCLC research ( serial )
in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Abstracts of reports published in the online version of: Annual review of OCLC research
Determining the content of machine-readable subdivision records by Karen Markey( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The incentives to preserve digital materials : roles, scenarios, and economic decision-making by Brian F Lavoie( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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