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Title:Machine-Readable Data Bases In Australia: A State-Of-The-Art Report
Author(s):Schmidmaier, Dagmar
Subject(s):Reference services (Libraries) --Automation
Database searching
Online bibliographic searching
Information retrieval
Abstract:This paper aims to present an overview of the use of machine-readable data bases in Australia. (A summary of some commerically available services is given in the Appendix.) I will discuss the Australian scene in the light of some problems which are, if not unique to, certainly aggravated by the Australian environment. These include problems of geography and population distribution, formulation of national information policy, government support of research and development, and the Australian telecommunications network. Plans expounded during the last four years have aroused an unprecedented interest among librarians. Unfortunately, progress to date has been disappointing.
Issue Date:1975
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In The use of computers in literature searching and related reference activities in libraries : papers presented at the 1975 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 27-30, 1975, ed. F.W. Lancaster. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 111-126.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (12th : 1975)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-13

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