LRTS v 27, no. 1, January 1983

The Catalog as Access Mechanism: Background and Concepts

Patrick Wilson


Technology and the Online Catalog

Peter S. Graham


Characteristics of Online Public Catalogs

Stephen R. Salmon

The functional characteristics of twenty online public catalogs in libraries in the United States are described. Database and technical characteristics, bibliographic questions, and costs also are briefly noted.

The Human Dimension of the Catalog: Concepts and Constraints in Information Seeking

Leigh Estabrook


Use of Classification in Online Retrieval

Elaine Svenonius


Practical Considerations of the Current Capabilities of Subject Access in Online Public Catalogs

Anne Grodzins Lipow


Futuristic Aspects of Subject Access

Phyllis A. Richmond


A New Information Access Tool for Children's Media

Theodore C. Hines and Lois Winkel

A new cataloging and information access tool for children's media is proposed, which combines the most useful aspects of library subject-heading lists and thesauri with some unique aspects, and meets for the first time the American Library Association recommendations for the subject cataloging of juvenile materials. Computer-based production of such a tool offers considerable economies and opportunities. A project is now under way to produce such a listing.