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ERIC Number: ED104370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 7
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The Delivery of Computer-Based Bibliographic Search Services by Academic and Research Libraries.
Gardner, Jeffrey J.; And Others
ARL Management Supplement, v2 n2 Sep74
A survey of 9 machine-readable data base processing centers was carried out under a National Science Foundation grant by the Northeast Academic Science Information Center. The basic issues considered were: the appropriate role of the library in the processing of computer-based searches; the effect of this form of bibliographic access on traditional library services; the costs to the library of providing these services; the means of paying these costs; the special staff skills needed to provide these services; the relative advantages of off-line and on-line services; and the implications for the library of avoiding the issue altogether. The survey results indicate that after an initial period of uncertainty, computer-based bibliographic searching has become a viable and effective research tool for increasing numbers of library users. Academic and research libraries have recognized the potential value of these services, but they have also recognized the add-on nature of these activities and the new pressures these activities apply to relatively static human and financial resources. (Author/PF)
Association or Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Univ. Library Management Studies.