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      LibSearch: A Window-based Frontend to Remote Bibliographic Databases on the Internet

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      Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh (IDS-3)
      Interfaces to Databases
      8-10 July 1996
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            Abstract

            Over the past several years, a number of wide-area information navigation and discovery tools have been introduced, including WAIS[1], Gopher[2], World-Wide Web[3], etc. In this paper, we describe a graphical query interface to remote bibliographic databases that can be found on the internet. A library query client, called LibSearch , has been designed and implemented using a set of APIs based on Z39.50 protocol standard[4]. Z39.50 is an application-layer protocol within the OSI reference model designed to allow library users to remotely access the bibliographic records in the library systems. As increasing number of OPAC systems are being established as Z39.50 servers on the internet, Libsearch provides a user-friendly environment to specify search requests and retrieve bibliographic information from these servers. LibSearch supports: (1) the use of window icons to enable users to easily carry out their search activities, (2) remote accesses to diverse library catalogue systems through a simple and uniform interface, (3) the browsing of search results and storing them in files, and (4) simple user customization.

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            Conference
            July 1996
            July 1996
            : 1-11
            Affiliations
            [0001]School of Applied Science, Nanyang Technological University

            Singapore 639798
            [0002]Information Technology Institute, National Computer Board

            Singapore 0511
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/IDS1996.14
            5d9647bb-7108-46fc-aa40-1c8b336235c2
            © Ee-Peng Lim et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh
            IDS-3
            3
            Edinburgh
            8-10 July 1996
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Interfaces to Databases
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            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction

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