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Publication date: 1 May 1989

I. Hoffman and J.S. Koga

Provides a bibliography of CD‐ROM for librarians, covering casestudies, costs, product evaluation guidelines, databases, CDI,downloading/copyright and CD vs. online, for…

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Provides a bibliography of CD‐ROM for librarians, covering case studies, costs, product evaluation guidelines, databases, CDI, downloading/copyright and CD vs. online, for use when making decisions about the adoption of CD‐ROM.

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OCLC Micro, vol. 5 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 1 June 1994

Susan L. Adkins

As CD‐ROM becomes more and more a standard reference and technicalsupport tool in all types of libraries, the annual review of thistechnology published in Computers in

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As CD‐ROM becomes more and more a standard reference and technical support tool in all types of libraries, the annual review of this technology published in Computers in Libraries magazine increases in size and scope. This year, author Susan L. Adkins has prepared this exceptionally useful bibliography which she has cross‐referenced with a subject index.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Publication date: 1 February 1998

Nancy K. Herther

We are in the midst of a major technology shift. The Internet holds the promise of radically changing not only the medium of future information, from paper to computer…

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We are in the midst of a major technology shift. The Internet holds the promise of radically changing not only the medium of future information, from paper to computer screens, but the structure of many of our most important institutions as well.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 September 2006

Nancy K. Herther

The purpose of this article is to advocate for a broader discussion of potential needs for better communication and theory in the areas of technological adoption…

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to advocate for a broader discussion of potential needs for better communication and theory in the areas of technological adoption, management and application in libraries and information centers.

Design/methodology/approach

From personal readings, reflection, experience and the insights of others in the field, the paper considers movements in the larger library and information science (LIS) theoretical literature and its potential application to technology issues.

Findings

Numerous areas of potential future research and action in the field are identified to stimulate further discussion and efforts.

Originality/value

Although these newer theoretical discussions have stimulated research and reflection in the few, few discussions have been made in the information technology arena, an area ripe for such consideration.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 24 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 June 2003

Nancy K. Herther

The past five years have seen irreversible changes in the computer and information industries. The last COMDEX trade show (Fall, 2002) reflects the emphasis on…

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The past five years have seen irreversible changes in the computer and information industries. The last COMDEX trade show (Fall, 2002) reflects the emphasis on next‐generation computer technology, DIY setting‐up systems with consequent lower pay for the professionals, globalization, lower return on investment, stifling of innovation and creativity – all adding up to a depressing future for the industry.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 February 1990

M.S. Foulds and L.R. Foulds

The selection and evaluation of CD‐ROM disks are important steps in the planning of a CD‐ROM facility. The choice of databases depends upon, among other factors, the…

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The selection and evaluation of CD‐ROM disks are important steps in the planning of a CD‐ROM facility. The choice of databases depends upon, among other factors, the objectives of the library, the projected use of each disk, and financial considerations. In this article we review the literature that deals with these matters. We begin with what is available on disk selection, via both printed directories and in the journals. We next discuss reported methods of disk evaluation. Finally, we cover existing reviews of various CD‐ROM products.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 February 2005

Nancy K. Herther

To provide a snapshot picture of the current e‐book industry from the perspectives of various key individuals in the industry.

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Purpose

To provide a snapshot picture of the current e‐book industry from the perspectives of various key individuals in the industry.

Design/methodology/approach

Over 20 interviews were conducted following an extensive review of the published literature and examination of product/technical information.

Findings

The interviews revealed varying opinions on the current state of the industry and even on the definition of the e‐book industry itself. Key issues identified include: standards, digital rights management, content availability, pricing, device/reader technology, integration and market development.

Research limitations/implications

This industry is still relatively young, generally marking its beginnings in 2000; however, its early years have been marked by market hype, investor fallout and slow market development. Today's industry is at a pivotal point: can obstacles to maturity be overcome or will the industry be either subsumed by the larger consumer electronics or web‐based industries?

Practical implications

Information professionals may find these perspectives useful in framing their own applications of e‐book technology in their planning for future technology, collections and services.

Originality/value

The interviews, generally conducted with the understanding that comments and other key competitive information would remain unattributed, provide an insider's look at a technology and industry developing in a larger arena of rapid technological and market change.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 5 June 2009

Nancy K. Herther

Citation and ranking information are becoming key aspects of knowledge management in academic and research institutions. By examining changing user needs and products…

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Purpose

Citation and ranking information are becoming key aspects of knowledge management in academic and research institutions. By examining changing user needs and products, this paper aims to encourage information professionals to better understand and manage these resources and better respond to user needs.

Design/methodology/approach

Literature reviews, work with faculty clients and initial product testing are used to present coherent information on the current climate and practice of competitive analysis of researchers and their institutions.

Findings

As more sources for citation information have become available – even many scholarly databases today offering cited reference data – the need to identify, access and manage these resources is becoming acute. Information professionals need to become more proactive in their strategies to support these applications and users.

Originality/value

This article builds on previous analyses of the roles and nature of citation analysis in research institutions and examines potential new roles and contributions that information professionals can take on to better serve their users.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 27 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 14 November 2008

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The Electronic Library, vol. 26 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Paul Nieuwenhuysen

The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used…

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The following bibliography focuses mainly on programs which can run on IBM microcomputers and compatibles under the operating system PC DOS/MS DOS, and which can be used in online information and documentation work. They fall into the following categories:

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The Electronic Library, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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