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CD-ROM drives now number 100+ million

Library Systems Newsletter [February 1997]

CD-ROM is now generally considered to be a transitional technology, nevertheless, the number of installed drives continues to grow. By the end of 1996, more than 100 million CD-ROM drives were installed worldwide. Applications software is commonly distributed in this format, and the number of electronic publications on CD-ROM grows by more than 25 percent per year. We expect that the format will last at least another five years, but that eventually CD-ROM will be replaced by higher capacity media for electronic publications requiring several Gigabytes of storage, and also by online reference services available via the Internet.

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 17 Number 02
Issue:February 1997
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: CD-ROM hardware
Record Number:5536
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