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Publication date: 1 March 1995

Robert L. Bolin

The University of Idaho Library has incorporated CD‐ROMs into its collection. Library users identify CD‐ROMs and related documentation through the library catalog, check…

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The University of Idaho Library has incorporated CD‐ROMs into its collection. Library users identify CD‐ROMs and related documentation through the library catalog, check out the disks from the reserve desk, and run search software for most of them on general purpose CD‐ROM workstations. Access to the search software is provided through menus organized by title or call number. The approach used allows the library to make a large number of CD‐ROM publications readily available with use of a minimum amount of equipment.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

Article
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 April 2000

Siriginidi Subba Rao

Discusses CD‐ROM as a provider of multiple, simultaneous and remote access to a large amount of information such as abstracts, full text, directories, education materials…

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Discusses CD‐ROM as a provider of multiple, simultaneous and remote access to a large amount of information such as abstracts, full text, directories, education materials, music, etc. Presents a number of options that are available to increase access to a CD‐ROM collection and commonly used CD‐ROM networks under LANs, viz., peer‐to‐peer, file servers, client/server and optical servers. Also discusses selection of hardware and software for successful networking. Concludes that careful study of the pros and cons of establishing a CD‐ROM network has to be weighed in terms of cost and usage.

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Library Review, vol. 49 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1990

Svante Hallgren

For many databases, distribution on CD‐ROM is now a feasible proposition. In this introduction to the process of creating a CD‐ROM for the prospective developer, the…

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For many databases, distribution on CD‐ROM is now a feasible proposition. In this introduction to the process of creating a CD‐ROM for the prospective developer, the author lists software and hardware requirements, and stresses the importance both of adequate data preparation and of a planned distribution and marketing strategy. It also looks at the pitfalls to be avoided.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 8 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 April 1989

Caroline Moore

This paper describes the background to and preliminary results of a survey of CD‐ROM users in the UK. Questions were asked about the type of organisation, equipment, CD‐ROM

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This paper describes the background to and preliminary results of a survey of CD‐ROM users in the UK. Questions were asked about the type of organisation, equipment, CD‐ROM discs currently being used or evaluated, and management of the CD‐ROM installation. A picture of the current use of CD‐ROM is built from the replies.

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Program, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1988

Jeff Downing

Since the introduction of CD‐ROM databases for libraries, books and articles have been written and conferences held to both define the technology and explore uses of the…

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Since the introduction of CD‐ROM databases for libraries, books and articles have been written and conferences held to both define the technology and explore uses of the new format in libraries. Nancy Melin Nelson has defined two types of CD‐ROM products for the library market. The first is designed as a support tool for automation activities, such as cataloging and public access systems. The Library Corporation's BiblioFile and Intelligent Catalog products are examples. The other type, and the one on which this article will focus, provides unlimited access to databases previously produced in an online and/or paper format (i.e., reference databases). Librarians have been relatively quick to accept CD‐ROM as a viable alternative or companion to their online databases. CD‐ROM technology has even afforded some libraries their first encounter with automated reference databases. Experience has taught us, however, that incorporating CD‐ROM reference systems is not as simple as many vendors would have librarians believe. Planning for the new technology is vital. This article will examine four areas of planning that should be addressed before a well‐informed decision to purchase can be made: hardware, database(s), search and retrieval software, and user education.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 16 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 September 1997

Satish Kumar

Describes the advantages of CD‐ROM networking. Discusses the different networking models available for deploying networked CD‐ROM services. States the set of…

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Describes the advantages of CD‐ROM networking. Discusses the different networking models available for deploying networked CD‐ROM services. States the set of specifications selected to implement the networked CD‐ROM services in Tata Energy Research Institute and the approach taken to meet these. Also lists the CD‐ROM titles made available through the networked CD‐ROM services.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1993

Mohammad I. Mirza and Moid A. Siddiqui

The article analyses 23 78 CD‐ROM bibliographic database searches (by databases used, user status, departments, and user needs) conducted at the King Fahd University of…

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The article analyses 23 78 CD‐ROM bibliographic database searches (by databases used, user status, departments, and user needs) conducted at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) Library in Saudi Arabia during the period July 1991 (when service started) to 31 December 1992. Various purposes for compiling CD‐ROM statistics have also been discussed.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 45 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 April 1995

David Thomas

This article takes a look at Brunei University's use of Sun Microsystems' Network File System to network its CD‐ROMs. The salient features are described, advantages and…

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This article takes a look at Brunei University's use of Sun Microsystems' Network File System to network its CD‐ROMs. The salient features are described, advantages and disadvantages outlined and possible solutions provided.

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VINE, vol. 25 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 April 1994

Moid Ahmad Siddiqui and Mohammad Ishaq Mirza

Library services have been tremendously influenced by rapid technological innovations over the years particularly in the area of reference and information services. The…

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Library services have been tremendously influenced by rapid technological innovations over the years particularly in the area of reference and information services. The adoption of CD‐ROM technology has revolutionised the retrieval and delivery mechanism of information.

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Program, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0033-0337

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