From Catalog to Gateway: Charting a Course for Future Access

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978-0-8389-8326-3
Published: 
2005
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ALCTS
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128
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Softcover
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The question of what the catalog should be and what it ought to represent for libraries in the twenty-first century remains to be resolved, if it ever can be. Between 1994 and 2001 the ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee produced a series of planning briefs and position papers on the future of the OPAC. The work focused on what librarians could do to facilitate users' ability to identify and access the myriad resources that were just then becoming available. While this challenge has in no way been settled this collection of essays brings together into one work, for the first time, those far-reaching efforts as a guide to where we have been and how we might respond to the challenges facing the OPAC of the future.

Editor's Notes
Bill Sleeman

Introduction
Arlene Taylor

Chapter 1. The Mid-Decade Catalog
Peter S. Graham (1994)

Chapter 2. From Catalog to Selecting Aid
Michael K. Buckland (1994)

Chapter 3. Z39.50 and Its Use in Library Systems (pt. 1)
Larry Dixon (1994)
Chapter 4. Z39.50 and Its Use in Library Systems (pt. 2)
Larry Dixon (1995)

Chapter 5. Subject Authority Control in the World of Internet (pt. 1)
Mary Micco (1995)

Chapter 6. Subject Authority Control in the World of the Internet (pt. 2)
Mary Micco (1995)
Chapter 7. From MARC to Markup: SGML and Online Library Systems
Edward Gaynor (1996)
Chapter 8. The Program for Cooperative Cataloging
Colleen F. Hyslop (1996)

Chapter 9. The World Wide Web Meets the OPAC
Thomas Dowling (1997)

Chapter 10. Toward "CONDOC 2": Identifying New Requirements for Online Catalogs
Ellen Crosby (1996)

Chapter 11. Highlights of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging: The Core Record and Consolidation of CONSER and PCC
Colleen F. Hyslop (1997)

Chapter 12. International Shared Resource Records for Controlled Access
Barbara B. Tillett (1998)

Chapter 13. Access to Form Data in Online Catalogs.
Harriette Hemmasi, David Miller, and Mary Charles Lasater; Arlene G. Taylor (1998)

Chapter 14. Guidelines for OPAC Displays
Martha M. Yee (1999)

Chapter 15. Aggregation or Aggravation? Optimizing Access to Full-Text Journals
Karen Calhoun and Bill Kara (2000)

Chapter 16. Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act: Not All Systems Are Created Equal—How Systems Design Can Expand Information Access
Sharon Farb (2000)

Chapter 17. Practical Solutions for Serial Resource Sharing. Beth Guay (2001)

Chapter 18. Interoperability and Z39.50 Profiles: The Bath and U.S. National Profiles for Library Applications
William E. Moen (2001)

Bill Sleeman

Bill Sleeman has been the Assistant Director for Technical Services at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library since 2004. He served as the Bibliographic Control/Government Documents Librarian at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library for nine years and for five years as the Senior Law Librarian at the U.S. Department of Interior Law Library. He holds an MLS from the University of Michigan and an MA in legal studies from the University of Baltimore. He is active in the ALA's Government Documents Roundtable; PALINET, and the Maryland Library Association.

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