Volume 17, Number 7 July/August 2000
Need information about libraries?
Web-enabled database lib-web-cats provides quick, thorough access
by Marshall Breeding
THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN column focuses on lib-web-cats, a database of
libraries that the author has been working on for Vanderbilt
University's library system. Discusses the search-and-retrieval
features it offers and the technologies involved in creating this
resource. Relates that lib-web-cats aims to facilitate Web access to
libraries and to provide basic information about them. Notes that
many Web directories provide listings of library Web pages, and
others list library OPACs, but no major directory included both;
also, a resource was needed to track the library automation systems
that libraries use. Explains what records are contained in the
database, how the database was built, and several options for
accessing the information. Invites users of the database to offer
feedback and to use the site submission form for any libraries that
are not found.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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