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Title:Optical publishing: Effects on reference services
Author(s):Noreault, Terry
Subject(s):Reference services (Libraries) --Automation
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Libraries and electronic publishing
Abstract:Recent technological developments are having a major effect on the delivery of reference services. The most recent of these, optical storage technology (specifically CD-ROM), has been touted as the most important development in publishing since the printing press. While this appears to represent a level of hype that is most probably not deserved, it now appears clear that reference services are beginning to be changed in significant ways. This technology does not represent a qualitatively different service, but it will have a very dramatic effect on the economics of delivering certain types of services.
Issue Date:1987
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In L.C. Smith, ed. 1987. Questions and answers : strategies for using the electronic reference collection : Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 94-102.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (24th : 1987)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1987.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-06

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