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Public access micros: an overview of options

Patrick R. Dewey (Maywood Public Library 121 S. Fifth Avenue Maywood IL 60153 USA)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 January 1986



Public programming in a public library is, by and large, a creative endeavour. By talking with the public, by being a part of the community, using past experience and analyzing data from previous programs, and through plain old‐fashioned intuition, various programs are tried, projects started and conclusions drawn. A public access microcomputer fits very well into this notion, but goes one step further: a micro project never ‘ends’ in the same way that a series of movies, seminars, a book talk, or a lecture end; it is an ongoing, changing, and active program.


Dewey, P.R. (1986), "Public access micros: an overview of options", The Electronic Library, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 50-55.




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