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Networking of CD‐ROMs

Siriginidi Subba Rao (Siriginidi Subba Rao is a Scientist for the Central Leather Research Institute, a constituent laboratory of the CSIR, and currently heads the Information Technology Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai (Madras), India. ssrao84@hotmail.com)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Discusses CD‐ROM as a provider of multiple, simultaneous and remote access to a large amount of information such as abstracts, full text, directories, education materials, music, etc. Presents a number of options that are available to increase access to a CD‐ROM collection and commonly used CD‐ROM networks under LANs, viz., peer‐to‐peer, file servers, client/server and optical servers. Also discusses selection of hardware and software for successful networking. Concludes that careful study of the pros and cons of establishing a CD‐ROM network has to be weighed in terms of cost and usage.

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Citation

Subba Rao, S. (2000), "Networking of CD‐ROMs", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 3, pp. 119-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530010317697

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