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Title: Should we retire the catalog?
Authors: Cmor, Dianne
Litwan, Rory
Keywords: DRNTU::Library and information science::Libraries::Information retrieval and analysis
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Cmor, D. & Litwan, R. (2014). Should we retire the catalog? Reference & user services quarterly, 53(3), 213-216.
Series/Report no.: Reference & user services quarterly
Abstract: As more libraries adopt web-scale discovery services, many now find themselves offering two options for searching their holdings: the new discovery tool and the traditional OPAC. Are both necessary? Or does a discovery system by itself provide an adequate search environment, making the catalog superfluous? In this installment of “Taking Issues,” Dianne Cmor argues that investing in two search tools is an unwise use of limited resources. Rory Litwin counters that the direct control traditional OPACs offer is a necessity for librarians and other advanced researchers.
ISSN: 1094-9054
DOI: 10.5860/rusq.53n3.213
Rights: © 2014 American Library Association. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Reference & User Services Quarterly, American Library Association. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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