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Environmental information resources and electronic research systems (ERSs): ECO‐Link as an example of future tools

Timothy C. Weiskel (Henry Luce Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School, where he has been working on environmental ethics.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

As the amount of information on environmental issues expands rapidly, librarians and researchers require innovative techniques to keep abreast of it and manage it effectively. While numerous periodical and annual environmental publications are now available to help in this task, perhaps the most efficient means of gaining access to and managing timely information on the environment now lies in deploying various forms of electronic technology. After mentioning some of the major printed works with current environmental information, this article explores some of the most useful electronic sources for environmental research and describes an Electronic Research System (ERS), called Eco‐Link, that the author devised to conduct global environmental research at the Rockefeller Foundation where he was a Warren Weaver Fellow during 1989–90.

Citation

Weiskel, T.C. (1991), "Environmental information resources and electronic research systems (ERSs): ECO‐Link as an example of future tools", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 7-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047816

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