The Public Access Computer Systems Review vol. 3 no. 5 (1992)

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    USMARC Format Integration, Part I: What, Why, and When?
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992) Caplan, Priscilla
    Introduces and briefly describes modifications to the Library of Congress cataloging rules, to be implemented January 1, 1994, which will allow catalogers to describe multiple formats in a single bibliographic record using both fixed and variable field data.
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    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992) Crawford, Walt
    Provides several examples of drawbacks encountered when technological improvements are applied to the public access of library databases. Suggests that technological advances all carry some trade-off and that they should be employed cautiously.
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    Nonbibliographic Applications of Z39.50
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992) Kunze, John A.
    Describes the use of the Z39.50 information retrieval protocol as the basis for Infocal, a read-only, client/server-based campus information system. Technical considerations in adapting the protocol to nonbibliographic data, including semantic modules, dynamic attribute sets, and dynamic record syntax, are described in detail.
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    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1992) Bailey, Charles W., Jr.