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The North Carolina State University Libraries and the National Agricultural Library joint project on Transmission of Digitized Text: Improving access to agricultural information

Tracy M. Casorso (Project manager for the NAL‐NCSU joint project on the Transmission of Digitized Text, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

The National Agricultural Library (NAL), the North Carolina State University(NCSU) Libraries, and the NCSU Computing Center are collaborating on a research and demonstration project to identify and investigate issues involved in a networked, computer‐based document delivery system for library materials. The project uses scanned images of documents to generate highly detailed, machine‐readable page images, and transmits those images through the data transmission capabilities of the NSFnet/Internet to computers located in libraries, in research areas, and on scholars' desks at agricultural research stations and extension offices throughout the United States. By using commercial, graphics‐capable, networked hardware platforms combined with commercial and public domain software, a non‐proprietary, computer‐based document delivery system should be within the reach of the land grant library community by the mid‐1990s.

Citation

Casorso, T.M. (1991), "The North Carolina State University Libraries and the National Agricultural Library joint project on Transmission of Digitized Text: Improving access to agricultural information", Reference Services Review, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049111

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