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ERIC Number: ED167173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Non-Print Media Storage, Retrieval and Display--Systems for Libraries and Education.
Ducker, W. Marc
This paper presents a summary of the current state of the art in nonprint information systems, as well as an overview of potential developments with emphasis on educational applications. While most libraries and educational institutions today have become somewhat nonprint oriented, there are wide differences in utilization among institutions. Examination of simple delivery systems, such as traditional library loan and radio and television broadcasting, indicate the potential to become more user-responsive. Specialized delivery systems (communications media) play as much of a role in shaping complex information systems as their storage, retrieval, and control devices. It is only with the advent and spread of narrowcasting wired systems, and computer and satellite data transmission that some of the more complex information systems have become viable. Present nonprint information storage and retrieval systems, including microform and nonprint libraries and data banks, have various applications calling for different combinations of systems. Anticipated technological advancements for these systems indicate a broad potential for educational applications. A timetable of predictions for future development is included. Author/CWM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A