Compares and evaluates the functional capabilities and interface characteristics of OPACs from the user-oriented perspective, using a systematic framework. OPACs of OhioLINK and its 16 member libraries are the object of the investigation. The interfaces used six system software but showed a variety of features in access to OPACs, operational control, access points, search formulation control, and user assistance. Interface design alternatives are identified and qualitatively analyzed.
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Lei Zeng, Marcia; Žumer, Maja (1994). Comparison and Evaluation of OPAC End-User Interfaces. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 19(2) 67-98. doi: 10.1300/J104v19n02_05. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/slispubs/91