Providing bibliographic services from machine-readable data bases: the library's role
Journal of library automation
De Gennaro, Richard
Copyright (c) 1973 Information Science and Automation Division
Abstract: Libraries will play a key role in providing access to data bases, but not by subscribing to tape services and establishing local processing centers as is commonly assumed. High costs and the nature of the demand will make this approach unfeasible. It is more likely that the library''s reference staff will develop the capability of serving as a broker between the local campus user and the various regional or specialized retail distribution centers which exist or will be established.