| || Technical services in the electronic information environment |
Author :Satija, M.P.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :19(3) ; 1999 ; pp.15-21
Abstract : Technical services are as a mix of skilled and professional jobs (done mostly behind the screen) to provide user services in libraries. Technical services have been with the libraries throughout their evolution from the days of clay tablets, papyrus to paper and virtual libraries. Technical services have evolved making use of available technology of the day. In the days of all powerful and era-defining information technology, the technical services are still necessary to help libraries to accomplish their mission of connecting users with the needed information. New technology affords splendid opportunity to extend and augment intensively and improve qualitatively the library services to the users. OPACs not only haw tremendous capacity but equally versatile powerful searching capabilities and mechanism. Classification has many new roles to play in designing, searching and managing electronic databases. This paper cites Electronic Dewey as an example to illustrate the role of IT in editing and publishing classification schedules. At the end some unsolved issues have been identified and emerging trends in technical services are enumerated.
Keywords : Technical services;Electronic information;Classification;Online databases
| || Hypertext :An aid to information seeking |
Author :Bedi, D.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin :10(3) ; 1990 ; pp.3-10
Abstract : Hypertext systems feature machine-supported links-both within and between documents-that open possibilities for using the computer as a communications and thinking tool. The article gives an introduction to the world of hypertext. Discusses the features of an idealized hypertext system, focussing on machine-supported links as its essential feature. Surveys some of the most important design issues that go into fashioning a hypertext environment. Outlines the major application areas of hypertext technology and the hyper-text systems developed for these application areas. Highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the hypertext systems.
Keywords : Hypertext;Electronic information