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Beyond CD-ROM : wider horizons in the provision of electronic information

Law, Derek (1994) Beyond CD-ROM : wider horizons in the provision of electronic information. Health Libraries Review, 11 (1). pp. 52-56. ISSN 0265-6647

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Abstract

The availability of information across the networks is explored and described, along with plans for the navigation and filtering tools which will promote access to them. Issues of funding of datasets, end-user training, document delivery, the marginalization of the traditional library and the Follett Committee Review of Library Provision in Higher Education are explored. The current level of investment in CD-ROM is discussed, as well as the possibilities and limitations of the technology. The two technologies are compared and contrasted and the particular importance of services free at the point of use stressed.