Cd-Rom in Libraries: Management Issues
"...A useful contribution to the CD-ROM literature containing much valuable discussion & advice from those who have been actively involved in the field & are thus well qualified to judge...a good source of theory & practice."--JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION. How will CD-ROM be used in libraries in the next five to ten years? In examining the management issues involved, this book discusses CD- ROM products available in the marketplace; principle storage technologies, uses in archiving; main publishers of CD-ROM library products; integrating CD-ROM into tight budgets; buying/leasing/licensing agreements; hardware issues; & much more. Also treated are such money management issues as training; assigning responsibility, centralizing or decentralizing their service, & controlling access. Helpful case studies for an academic library, public library & a special library are presented.
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