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The ‘bibliographic’ control of microcomputer software

Mark E. Rorvig (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712–7576, USA.)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 March 1984



There are over 40,000 microcomputer software packages available in the market‐place today. This article explores some normative relationships between librarianship and computer software as intellectual works. A practical review of seven software directories (Datapro Directory of Microcomputer Software, List, The Software Catalog, PC Clearinghouse Software Directory, Apple Software 1984, IBM PC Expansion and Software Guide, IBM Software 1984) is performed. Directory features reviewed are indexes, entry composition, subject classifications, and coverage overlap.


Rorvig, M.E. (1984), "The ‘bibliographic’ control of microcomputer software", The Electronic Library, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 183-195.




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