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Title:Machine-Readable Data Bases in Libraries: Criteria for Selection and Use
Author(s):Williams, Martha E.
Subject(s):Reference services (Libraries) --Automation
Database searching
Online bibliographic searching
Information retrieval
database selection
Abstract:Traditionally, libraries have been the source of stored information the collective memory of a community or a civilization. In recent years, with the proliferation of publications and governmental involvement in research, machine-readable data bases have evolved as separate entities which store in indexed and abstracted form much of the current information found in libraries. As the quantity of recorded information increases, libraries are, and will be increasingly, forced to rely on these machine-readable data bases to search the accumulated knowledge if they are to retrieve it efficiently or at all. Some libraries are now providing data base search services to their patrons; many more are considering it.
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: 3-16.
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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