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CD-ROM. Introduction, Problems and Evaluation: A practical approach to their introduction and development

Fallon, Helen (1998) CD-ROM. Introduction, Problems and Evaluation: A practical approach to their introduction and development. An Leabharlann. The Irish Library, 14 (1-4). pp. 2-17.

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Abstract

This article is based on a conference paper delivered to the annual conference of the Assistant Librarians Group of the Library Association. Many of the audience were at the initial stages of developing CD-ROM applications in their libraries. Over the past ten years Dublin City University (hereafter DCU) library has faced many of the issues and challenges public libraries are facing today. This paper provides the background against which decisions as to whether to purchase CD-ROMs are made. It then examines practical issues such as finance, management and promotion of CD-ROM databases. DUC's increasing use of the Internet as a gateway to commercial databases, is also briefly explored.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: CD-ROM, Libraries
Subjects: Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy > Library Science
Item ID: 665
Depositing User: Ms. Helen Fallon
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2007
Journal or Publication Title: An Leabharlann. The Irish Library
Publisher: Library Association of Ireland
Refereed: Yes
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