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Computers in libraries [June 2000]


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Abstract: ONLINE TREASURES column reports that library content development is changing from owning a title to being able to provide electronic access to it. States that Project Gutenberg began in 1971 and has 2,500 e-texts available through its ftp sites. Explains that e-texts can be read on any system, while e-books may require special peripherals or software, or a hand-held computer. Describes the Glassbook Reader software, and the Glassbook Library Server, a Web-based system. Adds that the company is working on a solution for Macintosh, Linux, and Windows CE users. Notes that netLibrary also offers e-books to end-users and libraries, and its site provides online chat 24x7. Mentions an exhibit of future reading devices at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, and an online guide entitled XFR. Includes three screen displays and one list of references.

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Publication Year:2000
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in libraries
Publication Info:Volume 20 Number 6
Issue:June 2000
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Issue Theme: Making Collection Development Decisions Today
Show FT:N
Subject: Collection development
Information resources -- site licenses
Record Number:8584
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00