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Microcomputers in Australian libraries and information services

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 January 1985

Abstract

Information is presented on the uses of microcomputers in libraries in Australia. Word processing is the most popular use according to the respondents to a request for information put out by the author. The dBase II database management system is predictably popular, but information retrieval systems are also in use. Library housekeeping packages developed both in Australia and overseas are available. Microcomputers are connected to mainframes for library and information retrieval applications and there is activity in school libraries. The Australian Microcomputer Industry Clearing House (AMIC) is described.

Citation

Howard Petrie, J. (1985), "Microcomputers in Australian libraries and information services", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046888

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MCB UP Ltd

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