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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Brett Butler

The Memex Research Institute (MemRI), an independent non‐profit research and development organization, has created an Electronic Library Program of shared research and…

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The Memex Research Institute (MemRI), an independent non‐profit research and development organization, has created an Electronic Library Program of shared research and development in order to make the vision of Vannevar Bush's “memex” more concrete. The program is working toward the creation of large, publicly available indexed electronic image collections of published documents in academic, special and public libraries. The initial objective of the Memex Research Institute has been the development of a strategic plan that defines a combination of publicly searchable access databases, image (and text) document collections stored on network “file servers,” local and remote network access, and an intellectual property management control system. This combination of technology and information content is defined in this plan as an E‐Library or E‐Library Collection.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Edwin Brownrigg and Brett Butler

The Memex Research Institute has proposed a research project to describe in machine‐readable form all the information needed to create electronic “books” in a standard…

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The Memex Research Institute has proposed a research project to describe in machine‐readable form all the information needed to create electronic “books” in a standard communications format. Two kinds of extended computer file formats employing the MARC structure will be defined: Access Formats that take into consideration the many existing index and abstract system formats and their associated databases; and Document Formats that provide for storage, representation, transmission, and display of machine‐readable works in text or image form. The formats that emerge can be employed by libraries, publishers, information utilities, and computer users worldwide to convert printed works to electronic forms or to create original works in electric format, and thus foment the creation of networked electronic library collections.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 8 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 July 2006

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 March 1979

Thomas H. Hogan

In the spring of 1979, Mead Data Central, which is best known for its legal information service (LEXIS), announced that it would soon make available an online retrieval…

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In the spring of 1979, Mead Data Central, which is best known for its legal information service (LEXIS), announced that it would soon make available an online retrieval service in the general news field. This brought to four the number of online services providing access to newspaper and other news media:

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Online Review, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 February 1981

Richard De Gennaro

Recent developments in the USA have favoured decentralized networks rather than centralized resource libraries. US libraries have virtually no central planning or funding…

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Recent developments in the USA have favoured decentralized networks rather than centralized resource libraries. US libraries have virtually no central planning or funding and the main drive towards progress is the initiative of individual libraries. This has created in the last ten years three major computer utilities — OCLC, RLG, WLN — and some twenty regional networks. OCLC is now in effect a commercial enterprise. Its shared cataloguing system can serve as an on‐line union catalogue; this has led to the development of an interlibrary loan subsystem which has increased the volume and changed the pattern of interlending. RLG and WLN have highly developed computer systems, but it is too early to assess their impact on inter/ending. These computer networks would be complemented, not duplicated by central resource libraries; with the National Periodicals Center effectively shelved, the Center for Research Libraries could take on a more dynamic role. Commercial vendors are often overlooked, but are an important element in document delivery systems. They are completely outside conventional library systems and might cream off the profitable end of the document supply market.

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Interlending Review, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-2773

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Publication date: 1 April 1984

Denise P. Kaplan

The importance of item specific information to online public access catalog users, as revealed by surveys and studies, is addressed. The options for attaching item…

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The importance of item specific information to online public access catalog users, as revealed by surveys and studies, is addressed. The options for attaching item specific information to bibliographic records are described: 1) conversion via a local system terminal; 2) automatic item creation from OCLC bibliographic records; or 3) custom label programs. The need for early and thorough database planning is essential.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 April 1979

Lockheed's Dialorder: document delivery at last. “From the early days of online database searching, we knew we were only wetting the appetites of users for information,”…

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Lockheed's Dialorder: document delivery at last. “From the early days of online database searching, we knew we were only wetting the appetites of users for information,” Dr. Roger Summit of Lockheed told Online Review. “As never before possible, users could rapidly search for and find references on a practically limitless number of topics. But the user was then very often frustrated at his or her inability to locate the original document in any reasonably convenient and effective manner. We believe Dialorder will go a long way toward satisfying user needs.”

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Online Review, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-314X

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Publication date: 1 February 1985

Robert Dugan

Algermissen, Virginia, Penny Billings, Sandra Grace, Barbara Guidry, and John Blair. “Subminute Telefacsimile for ILL Document Delivery.” Information Technology and

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Algermissen, Virginia, Penny Billings, Sandra Grace, Barbara Guidry, and John Blair. “Subminute Telefacsimile for ILL Document Delivery.” Information Technology and Libraries, I (Sept., 1982), 274–5.

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Collection Building, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 1 March 1989

Sherman Hayes

The proliferation of articles in library literature about costs, cost studies, and the concepts of analysis and accounting is a positive sign of activity in the…

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The proliferation of articles in library literature about costs, cost studies, and the concepts of analysis and accounting is a positive sign of activity in the cost‐competitive library world. Many articles, no matter the topic, contain some comments on costs. The articles in this bibiliography were selected because cost is the significant or entire emphasis on the material. I used traditional and library literature and ERIC sources, restricted the titles to the past 10 years, and excluded non‐United States publications.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 April 1977

R. Israeli, K.D. Ofer and U. Bloch

MARCIS is a cooperative cataloguing system using the MARC tapes. Its primary goals are to create a machine‐readable file of each library's holding, to output catalogues in…

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MARCIS is a cooperative cataloguing system using the MARC tapes. Its primary goals are to create a machine‐readable file of each library's holding, to output catalogues in various forms as needed by the libraries and to maintain a union catalogue of all participating libraries. MARC tapes are converted to random files on discs. Records are retrieved for each library who then may change and modify any record within its file. From this updated file catalogues are printed for the library. Library records that are not on the MARC tapes can be added to the system.

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Program, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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