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ERIC Number: ED411851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Some Features of the Distribution of Professional Databases on CD-ROM in the Russian Information Market.
Romanov, Nickolay
In spite of some problems and difficulties, the Russian information market of professional CD-ROM products is developing actively. This paper describes and analyzes practical experience in distributing professional CD-ROM databases in the Russian market, and some of its characteristic features. Analysis has shown that among the main consumers of CD-ROM titles are: state institutions; information and scientific centers of ministries and departments; municipal bodies and establishments of large cities; administrations of free economic zones; universities; large libraries; and large private concerns that provide information services and consultations. The main criteria applied by professional Russian consumers to evaluating CD-ROMs are: quality and accuracy of the information; completeness of the information; frequency of updating the information; and cost of the CD-ROM databases. The features are determined by modern Russian legislation, the rules of financial regulation and the singularity of the economic situation. In particular, there are the following features: specificity of current information requirements of the end Russian consumers; specific requirements of the distributors of CD-ROM products; the substandard forms of payment for CD-ROM titles; and others. The analysis reveals some practical reommendations which should be taken into account in the planning of commercial policy. An account of these features will allow the producers and vendors of CD-ROM products to sell professional CD-ROM databases in the Russian market more successfully. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia