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ERIC Number: ED261684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-662-53811-0
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishFrench
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada