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FOR MEDIA IN THE ONLINE CATALOG: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF MEDIA
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.
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.
MEDIA WORKS COLUMN
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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