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Access to the world's literature: the global strategy

Law, Derek (1998) Access to the world's literature: the global strategy. Library Review, 47 (5/6). pp. 296-300. ISSN 0024-2535

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Abstract

Progress towards achieving the concepts of Universal Bibliographic Control and Universal Access to Publications is outlined in relation to printed publications and discussed in the context of electronic information. The unique problems relating to consistent identification of electronic materials are indicated and various metadata projects for recording and searching electronic files are outlined. The problems of access to electronic materials are discussed and various relevant international projects considered.