Issues
MC Journal:The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship 

Volume 3#1
Spring 1995
ISSN 1069-6792
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 Searching for Media in the Online Catalog: A QualitativeStudy of Media UsersSEARCHING FOR MEDIA IN THE ONLINE CATALOG: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF MEDIA 
      USERS by Margaret Hume
      Abstract: Media users may have special needs and problems when searching for media materials in the online 
      public access catalog (OPAC), but no user studies could be located which focused exclusively on searching 
      for media in the OPAC. Results from individual and focus group interviews with faculty and students at 
     Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) demonstrated confusion over OPAC media holdings, a lack of 
     awareness of media access points and searching features of the OPAC, and weaknesses in subject access to 
     media. Recommendations included providing specialized user education for media, and improved geographic 
     and period subdivision access in genre/form subject headings for film and music media materials.

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 INTER-MEDIA COLUMN
InternetINTERNET RESOURCES: AECT GOPHER 
      by Michael J. Albright
      An access point on the 'net for professional information, the Association for Educational Communications and 
      Technology Gopher is described by its founder, Michael Albright.

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 MEDIA WORKS COLUMN
VideoVIDEO PROJECTS AT THE SOCIAL LAW LIBRARY OF BOSTON 
      by John Pedini
      A brief and captivating look at how video is used at the Social Law Library of Boston.

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