The intelligent reference information system project: a merger of CD-ROM LAN and expert system technologies

Bailey, Jr., Charles W. The intelligent reference information system project: a merger of CD-ROM LAN and expert system technologies. Information Technology and Libraries, 1992, vol. 11, n. 3, pp. 237-244. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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The University Libraries of the University of Houston created an experimental Intelligent Reference Information System (IRIS) over a two-year period. A ten-workstation CD-ROM LAN was implemented that provided access to nineteen citation, full-text, graphic, and numeric databases. An expert system, Reference Expert, was developed to assist users in selecting appropriate printed and electronic reference sources. This expert system was made available on both network and stand-alone workstations. Three research studies were conducted.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, expert systems
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Date deposited: 07 Jun 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


Charles W. Bailey, Jr., "Building Knowledge-Based Systems for Public Use: The Intelligent Reference Systems Project at the University of Houston Libraries," in Convergence: Proceedings of the Second National Conference of the Library and Information Technology Association, October 2-6, 1988, ed. Michael Gorman (Chicago: American Library Assn., 1990), p. 190-94.

Charles W Bailey, Jr., and others, "The Index Expert System: A Knowledge-Based System to Assist Users in Index Selection," Reference Services Review 17, no. 4: 19-28 (1989).

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., and Kathleen Gunning, "The Intelligent Reference Information System," CD-ROM Librarian 5: 14,16 (Sept. 1990).

Thomas C. Wilson, "Zen and the Art of CD-ROM Network License Negotiation," The Public-Access Computer Systems Review 1, no. 2: 4-14 (1990). To retrieve this article from the University of Houston's list server, send the e-mail message GET WILSON PRV1N2 F=MAIL to LISTSERV@UHUPVM1 (BITNET) or LISTSERV@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU (Internet).

Thomas C. Wilson and Charles W. Bailey, Jr., "The Intelligent Reference Information System CD-ROM Network," in Library LANs: Case Studies In Practice and Application, ed. Marshall Breeding (Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1992), p. 157-71.

Kathleen Gunning, "The Intelligent Reference Information System: The Effect on Public Services of Implementing a CD-ROM LAN and Expert System," Library Administration & Management 6: 146-53 (Summer 1992).

F. W. Lancaster and Linda C. Smith, eds., Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems: Will They Change the Library? papers presented at the 1990 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, March 25-27,1990 (Urbana-Champaign, Ill.: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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A.Morris, "Expert Systems for Library and Information Services--Review," Information Processing and Management 27, no. 6: 713-24 (1991)

Ernst J. Schuegraf, "A Survey of Expert Systems in Library and Information Science," The Canadian Journal of Information Science 15: 42-57 (Sept. 1990).

Judy E. Myers, Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Jeff Fadell, Jill Hackenberg, and Thomas C. Wilson is in preparation. The working title is "Reference Expert: An Expert System for Print and CD-ROM Reference Sources."

James R. Parrott, "Simulation of the Reference Process, Part II: REFSIM, an Implementation with Expert System and ICAI Modes," The Reference Librarian, no. 23: 153-76 (1989).

Kamran Parsaye and Mark Chignell, Expert Systems for Experts (New York: Wiley. 1988), p. 161-210; and John R. Walters and Norman R. Nielsen, Crafting Knowledge-Based Systems: Expert Systems Made Easy/Realistic (New York: Wiley, 1988), p. 209-52.

Expert Systems in ARL Libraries, SPEC Kit 174 (Washington, D.C.: Office of Management Services, Association of Research Libraries, 1991), p. 2 of the flyer. Also available in ERIC (ED 337 178).

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., "Intelligent Library Systems: Artificial Intelligence Technology and Library Automation Systems." Advances in Library Automation and Networking 4: 11 (1991).


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