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Pauline Ahterton Cochrane

 TRANSITIONS in OPACS: From Subject Heading Lists to Faceted Strings

Pauline Ahterton Cochrane
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Syracuse University

Copyright © Pauline Cochrane. Used with permission.
Date of Speech - May 12, 2006

About the Presentation:

As new software like Endeca promises flexibility and improved assistance for subject searching, librarians in their OPAC records and authority files will have to work on the structure of subject term displays. Marking for faceted displays will be one of several steps that will need to be taken before we have improved OPAC search results.


About the Speaker:

Pauline Atherton Cochrane is Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Science. She has taught at many academic institutions, including Syracuse University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also held an impressive number of teaching positions as a visiting professor and worked as a consultant to numerous national and international institutions such as the Library of Congress, OCLC, the U.S. Department of Education, and the International Atomic Energy Authority. Professor Cochrane's work experience includes, but is not limited to, the design and implementation of plans for information systems and services for diverse users, information policy formulation and development of national standards, evaluation of information systems and services, and teaching and advising students. During her long and prolific career Professor Cochrane has published many books and chapters in books as well as numerous periodical articles. Her remarkable contribution to the field of library and information science has been acknowledged by many awards and recently by a festschrift relevantly entitled Saving the User's Time through Subject Access Innovation and published in 2002 by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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