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Micro CDS/ISIS: a critical appraisal of its search interface

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Micro CDS/ISIS is a software package distributed by Unesco to non‐profit making organisations, free of charge. It is suitable for handling non‐numeric, variable length, textual information. This article studies the search interface of version 2.3 of the software in relation to user friendliness, user instructions, output control and documentation, in an evaluative manner with the objective of finding out whether Micro CDS/ISIS comfortably accommodates all kinds of users — novices, intermediates and the experienced. At the end, considering each and every aspect evaluated, it is concluded that Micro CDS/ ISIS is suitable more for experienced and intermediate users than for novices.

Citation

Perera, P. (1992), "Micro CDS/ISIS: a critical appraisal of its search interface", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 374-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047125

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MCB UP Ltd

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