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Crystal gazing into the future

Journal of library automation [December 1978]


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Abstract: A study of the use of library materials suggests a rational for placing greater emphasis on an "access" philosophy of providing library service, as opposed to a "local holdings" philosophy. There is a need to explore the cost-effectiveness of obtaining access to materials through networks. There are many configurations of such networks, offering a wide variety of services. Modeling and simulation are suggested as tools for computing economic break-even points for performing library functions in alternative network environments.

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Publication Year:1978
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 11 Number 4
Issue:December 1978
Publisher:Library Information and Technology Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Record Number:2194
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00