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Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid) 1933-2013

Overview
Works: 175 works in 979 publications in 8 languages and 17,341 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: Z678.85, 025.5
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Most widely held works about F. Wilfrid Lancaster
 
Most widely held works by F. Wilfrid Lancaster
The measurement and evaluation of library services by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

52 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first definite survey and synthesis of the major approaches to the evaluation of the services offered by libraries to their users
If you want to evaluate your library-- by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentación de los métodos que pueden usarse para evaluar distintas facetas de los servicios bibliotecarios e identificar las razones del éxito o fracaso; se incluyen también una evaluación de los aspectos del coste-efectividad y del coste-beneficio
Information retrieval systems; characteristics, testing, and evaluation by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

49 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functions of information retrieval systems; The matching subsystem; The application of computers to information retrieval: off-line batch processing systems; On-line information retrieval; The growth of machine-readable data bases; Microforms and microform retrieval systems; Information centers and information services; Criteria by which information services may be evaluated; Evaluating the effectiveness of information services; Latent needs and expressed needs; Selecting a data base and searching; Vocabulary control; The indexing subsystem; Improving the performance of an information service on the basis of evaluation results; The evaluation of machine-readable data bases and information services derived from them; Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefitevaluation; Evaluation of a national information system; Pertinence and relevance; A brief history of evaluation; Natural language in infomration retrieval; Automatic systems; The role of informal communication; Users and user needs; The design of infomration services; The future: paperless information systems
Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

66 editions published between 1455 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third edition of what has become a classic among textbooks in schools of library and information science (and related programs) has been thoroughly updated to reflect the evolving technological advancements in the field. Focusing on indexing of the subject matter of material, the beginning chapters review the literature and discuss various principles and practices such as exhaustivity or depth of indexing, specificity, checktags, pre- and post-coordinate indexes, and consistency and quality of indexing. Discussions on abstracting cover such concepts as the different types of abstracts, purpose of an abstract, structured versus narrative abstracts, informative versus indicative abstracts, subject slanting, modular abstracts, and writing and evaluating an abstract. Various styles of indexing used in printed publications such as Index Medicus, the Engineering Index, and Chemical Abstracts are illustrated in the text; although the author is quick to note that printed tools are used much less today in favor of their online counterparts. In the online world, indexing has even greater importance in the effort to retrieve relevant data efficiently. Related concepts such as weighted indexing, linking of terms, and relational indicators are discussed as aids to precision. The idiosyncrasies of indexing special formats such as images and sounds and the Internet, as well as the use of computer-generated or automated indexing and abstracting, are also reviewed. The author admits that the Web has become so large and complex that it is beyond the scope of any single book to explain all of its components. He suggests the use of Web-based services such as The Extreme Web Searcher's Internet Handbook News and Updates <http://extremesearcher.com/news.html> or Search Engine Watch <http://searchenginewatch.com> to keep current with new developments
Vocabulary control for information retrieval by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

56 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why vocabulary control? Pre-coordinate and post-coordinate systems; Vocabulary structure and display; Gathering the raw material; Standards and guidelines; Organization of terms: the hierarchical relationship; Organization of terms: the associative relationship; Terms: form and compounding; The entry vocabulary; Homography and scope notes; Thesaurus display; Vocabulary growth and updating; The role of the computer; Evaluation of thesauri; Multilingual aspects; Automatic approaches to thesaurus construction; Some costs-effectiveness aspects of vocabulary control
Toward paperless information systems by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu e yao gai shu le 1963 nian yi lai ji suan ji zai qing bao jian suo fang mian de ying yong, ping shu le mei guo zhong yang qing bao ju ying yong wu zhi qing bao xi tong de qing kuang, tan tao le wu zhi qing bao xi tong dui ke ji jiao liu de ke neng xing, miao shu le 2000 nian ke neng shi xian wu zhi qing bao xi tong de da zhi qing kuang. zui hou ti chu le zai quan mian shi xian wu zhi qing bao xi tong yi qian xu yao jie jue de ge zhong wen ti
Libraries and librarians in an age of electronics by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information age; Technological capabilities and prospects; Some applications of technology; Computers and publishing; A paperless communication system; Libraries and technology; The migration from print on paper; The future of the library: some forecasts; The disembodiment of the library; Does the library have a future?
Information retrieval: on-line by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some characteristics of on-line retrieval systems; Equipment for on-line retrieval; Searching the on-line data base; File design for on-line systems; Some notes on existing on-line systems; Performance criteria; Factors affecting the performance of on-line searching systems; Evaluating effectiviness of the systems; Operating experience and evaluation results; System selection; Vocabulary in the on-line system; Indexing and cataloging on-line; On-line support for personal files; The on-line system for current awareness purposes; Instruction and training of users; Interfaces with document delivery systems; Some human factors considerations; Cost-performance-benefits factors; Requirements for future systems
Build your own database by Péter Jacsó( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Build Your Own Database, authors Peter Jacso and F. W. Lancaster show you how to create quality in databases with advice in such areas as: designing content with consideration of domain of coverage, accessibility, currency, critical mass, and other criteria; constructing databases with retrievability of useful information in mind; comparing the types of database software with specific examples of those that are commonly used in libraries and selecting the best tool for your needs; developing strategies for indexing your data; and learning how software features affect the structure of your data, the handling of multiple record types, template design for easy updates, and other database capabilities."--BOOK JACKET
Investigative methods in library and information science : an introduction by John Martyn( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together the basic elements of experimental design, data gathering, analysis, and interpretation to support the successful planning, operation, and evaluation of libraries and information systems
Libraries and the future : essays on the library in the twenty-first century by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this volume present the personal visions of several individuals, mostly librarians and other information professionals, on what the library might look like 25 or 30 years from now. The contributors represent a wide variety of libraries and related institutions on four continents. The essays collected are: "Introduction: Threat versus Opportunity" (F. W. Lancaster); "Shaping the Future for Libraries Through Leadership and Research" (W. David Penniman); "Libraries as Bridges; Librarians as Builders" (Pat Molholt); "The Neographic Library: a 30-Year Perspective on Public Libraries" (Kenneth E. Dowlin); "Visions of Academic Libraries in a Brave New Future" (Philip H. Young); "The Library of the Future" (David Raitt); "Libraries and Information Services in 25 Years' Time: a British Perspective" (Maurice B. Line); "Libraries and Information Services in Third World Countries" (A. Neelameghan); "Perspectives for Information Services and Professionals in Brazil" (Jeannette Marguerite Kremer); "The Metamorphosis of Libraries During the Foreseeable Future" (Frederick G. Kilgour); "Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems: How Will They Contribute?" (F. W. Lancaster); and "The Virtual Information Center: Scholars and Information in the Twenty-First Century" (Lauren H. Seiler and Thomas T. Surprenant). (Jlb)
Proceedings of the Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing by Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing( )

in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology and management in library and information services by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

23 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This books deals with the logical intersection of technology and management in the context of libraries and other information centers. It is divided into the following sections: Effects of Technology on the Institution and its Management; Effects of Technology on Services and Users; and Special Issues in the Management of Technology. Chapters are as follows: (1) Why Libraries Apply Technology; (2) Effects of Technology on Management and on Organizational Structures; (3) Effects of Technology on Library Staff; (4) Instruction and Training; (5) Management Data from Automated Systems; (6) Automated Systems in Collection Management; (7) Collection Management and Electronic Resources; (8) Library-vendor Relationships; (9) The Impact of cd-rom; (10) Alternative Access Modes; (11) Document Access and Delivery; (12) General Trends in User Services; (13) Libraries and the Internet; (14) Evaluation of Automated Systems; (15) Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems; and (16) Summary and Possible Trends. Appendices contain evaluation checklists for OPACs, a report of the Task Force on Library Instruction, University of Illinois, and a list of abbreviations. Contains over 20 pages of references and an index. (Aef)
What is user friendly? : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, 1986 by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Papers presented at the 1986 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 20-22, 1986"--Half-title page
Library automation as a source of management information by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management, information and the organization: homily from the experience of the data rich but information poor; Tutorial on management information systems; Beyond the numbers - a decision support system; Organizational considerations relating to the implementation and use of management information systems; Geac as a source of management information; Characteristics of managerial resistance to library management information systems; Management information systems in a network environment; Computer-derived management information in a special library; An online general ledger system; A library management information system in a multi-campus environment
Problems and failures in library automation by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the 15th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the nine papers presented in this volume deal with problems--or, in some cases, downright failures--in the automation of various facets of library service. They range from a general survey of failures or limitations in library automation as a whole, to case studies of failures or problems encountered in specific applications or environments. Titles include "What Hath Technology Wrought?", "Reactions to Failures in Library Automation," Problems of Government Bureaucracy When Contracting for Turnkey Computer Systems, ""The Ups, Downs and Demise of a Library Circulation System, ""So You Want to Build a Network, ""Automation of the Catalog: The Transition from Cards to Computers, ""Problems of Teaching Library Automation, ""Problems of Library Automation in India," and "The Anatomy of Failure in Library Applications of Computer Technology." More abject failures are attributed to management ineptness and bureaucratic bungling than to inadequacies in existing technology. (Author/JD)
Evaluation and scientific management of libraries and information centres : [proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Evaluation and Scientific Management of Libraries and Information Centres, Bristol, U.K., August 17-29, 1975] by C. W Cleverdon( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight articles on various aspects of librarianship
Information retrieval today by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the library in an electronic society by F. Wilfrid Lancaster( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of papers presented at the sixteenth annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing presents 13 papers on the library within the context of technological developments in publishing and related facets of human communication. Instead of focusing on library automation per se, the contributors have chosen to look at various manifestations of electronic communication in the world around us including electronic publications, computer conferencing, and electronic mail, to consider present and probable future capabilities of electronic processing and, most importantly, to study the implications of these developments for libraries and librarians. The papers have been prepared for the most part by leaders in fields outside of librarianship itself. The presentations were planned to dovetail with, and form an integral part of an ongoing research project funded by the National Science Foundation, which relates to the impact of a "paperless society" on the research library of the future. The papers are intended to stimulate further thought, within the profession and beyond, on the implications for libraries of the evolution from a largely paper-based society to a society whose communications will be largely electronics-based. The collection includes brief biographical sketches of the contributors and an index. (Author/RAA)
 
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Alternative Names
Frederick Lancaster

Lancaster, F. W.

Lancaster, F. W. 1933-

Lancaster, F. W. 1933-2013

Lancaster, F. W. (Frederick Wilfrid)

Lancaster, F. W. (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-

Lancaster, F. W. (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-2013

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Lancaster, F. Wilfrid 1933-

Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid)

Lancaster, F. Wilfrid (Frederick Wilfrid), 1933-

Lancaster, Frederick W. 1933-2013

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Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid 1933-

Lancaster, Frederick Wilfrid 1933-2013

Lancaster, Frederick Wilfried 1933-2013

Lancaster, Wilf 1933-2013

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Lancaster, Wilfrid 1933-

Lancaster, Wilfrid 1933-2013

Ланкастер, Ф. У 1933-

ف. و. لانكستر، 1933-

لانكستر، ف. ويلفرد، 1933-

لانكستر، فردرك ولفرد، 1933-

لانكستر، ولفرد، 1933-

ランカスター, F. W.

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