ERIC Number: ED261684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Optical Disk Technology and the Library. Part 1: The Technology and Its Applications. Part 2: The National Library Videodisc Demonstration Project. Canadian Network Papers Number 9 = Technologie du Videodisque et la Bibliotheque. Premiere partie: La Technologie et ses Applications. Deuxieme partie: Projet de Demonstration du Videodisque a la Bibliotheque Nationale. Documents sur les Reseaux Canadiens Numero 9.
Duchesne, Roddy; Sonnemann, Sabine S.
This report is intended to assist Canadian libraries in assessing potential library applications of optical disk technology. Part 1 provides a general outline of the technology and describes a number of library applications and projects. Descriptions are purposely general and illustrative in nature since the technology and its applications are developing rapidly. Part 2 is the report of the Canadian National Library's Videodisc Demonstration Project, which took place between 1981 and 1983. The project description provides an in-depth view of the potential of a specific optical disk system type, namely videodisc, to address library storage, preservation, and access concerns. The seven appendices include: (1) commonly used acronyms; (2) personnel involved in the Videodisc Demonstration Project; (3) arrangement of material on the videodisc; (4) indexing of the "O Canada" segment of the videodisc; (5) project equipment and operational features; (6) programming the Apple II for a combined videodisc/microcomputer information retrieval system; and (7) a 33-item reading list. (THC)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Automation, Library Materials, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, National Libraries, Preservation, Program Descriptions, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Videodisc Recordings
Publications Section, Public Relations Office, National Library of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0N4.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada