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ERIC Number: ED411842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 10
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Towards Real Information on Demand.
Barker, Philip
The phrase "information on demand" is often used to describe situations in which digital electronic information can be delivered to particular points of need at times and in ways that are determined by the specific requirements of individual consumers or client groups. The advent of "mobile" computing equipment now makes the realization of this technique a practical reality. In order to discuss this approach to information provision, this paper classifies digital information archives into four basic types: global, local, isolated and mobile. The characteristics and properties of these different types of information are described and the relationships between them are then discussed. The taxonomy that is introduced is used as a basis for the presentation of a case study which illustrates some of the ways in which this type of equipment can be used to access, update and process remote online information in a totally interactive fashion. (Contains 25 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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