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Bicentennial Conference  on 
	Bibliographic Control for the New Millenium: Confronting the Challenges of Networked 
	Resources and the Web
sponsored by the Library of Congress Cataloging Directorate

Improving User Access to Library Catalog and Portal Information

Presented by Dr. Marcia J. Bates
Sponsored by the Library of Congress Cataloging Directorate, Library Services
Presented December 12, 2003

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Dr. Marcia J. Bates is a recently retired professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her biography, selected publications, and bibliographies/literature reviews are available on her Web site at

In this lecture, Dr. Bates summarizes the research she recently conducted in her role as a Principal Investigator for the Library of Congress Action Plan on Bibliographic Control of Web Resources. Her investigations focused on three particular topics: User access vocabulary, Links among bibliographic families, and Staging of access to resources in the interface. From each of these perspectives, she shares her recommendations on how to achieve enhanced access to and display of records for selected Web resources across multiple systems.

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January 31, 2001
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