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Title:The Uses of CD-ROM and Other Information Delivery Systems for Libraries: A Publisher's View
Author(s):Regazzi, John J.
Subject(s):Human-computer interaction
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Abstract:The delivery of electronic information to libraries is increasing significantly in both volume and forms of delivery. These forms of delivery now include online searching, local access systems, and CD-ROM, to name only a few. CD-ROM is a technology, however, that is growing the fastest and has recently generated the most excitement in the library and publishing communities. This excitement is balanced by some concerns. Such concerns are diverse. This paper, however, addresses one concern in particular. That is, how will CD-ROM and other modern information handling technologies affect electronic publishing programs in general, and therefore by extension, libraries and publishers as well? Although the views represented here are of a publisher of CD-ROM systems, these views are not intended to suggest that these technologies are suitable in all publishing environments, or for all libraries. The comments in this article are simply intended to describe significant developments and trends in electronic publishing. This article consists of three parts: case history, historical perspective, and speculation. To start, a brief case history of the H. W. Wilson Company's electronic publishing program is in order.
Issue Date:1988
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In M.A. Siegel, ed. 1988. Design and evaluation of computer/human interfaces : issues for librarians and information scientists. Papers presented at the 1988 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 183-193.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (25th : 1988)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1988.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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