ERIC Number: EJ365109
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Computer Catalog: A Democratic or Authoritarian Technology?
Adams, Judith A.
Library Journal, v113 n2 p31-36 Feb 1 1988
Discussion of consequences of library automation argues that technology should be used to augment access to information. Online public access catalogs are considered in this context, along with several related issues such as system incompatibility, invasion of privacy, barriers to database access and manipulation, and user fees, which contribute to authoritarian tendencies. (21 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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