ERIC Number: ED390444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
303 CD-ROMs To Use in Your Library: Descriptions, Evaluations, and Practical Advice.
Dewey, Patrick R.
This book provides descriptions of approximately 270 CD-ROM packages and series, and references to dozens of others, all which are especially suitable for libraries. Organized by subject, entries include the vendor price (when available), platform and hardware requirements, and availability of network versions. In addition, evaluative comments provide important information such as details about content, searching features and capabilities, and the level of user sophistication required. These CD-ROM recommendations cover diverse subjects, including: art and music, business, careers, education, health, medicine, and nutrition, literature, history, maps, newspaper and periodical indexes, and U.S. Government statistical data. Appendices provide names and addresses of vendors, a separate list of discount and mail order CD-ROM vendors, and computer periodicals of interest. A glossary and index of CD-ROMs are also included. (Contains 72 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Costs, Information Technology, Library Materials, Merchandise Information, Optical Data Disks, Users (Information), Vendors
American Library Association, 155 North Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 (members: $27; nonmembers: $30).
Publication Type: Books; Book/Product Reviews; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.