Faculty Publications

Title

Advancing reference information systems on the web

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Automated reference services, Reference services, Web-based information systems, World Wide Web

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

67

Last Page

74

Abstract

Most existing systems of automated reference information files are microcomputer-based. The advent of the World Wide Web has created a new and rich environment for advancing these files into cyberspace. The major attractions of building a Web-based reference information system are: (a) software is virtually “free,” (b) required training is minimal, (c) systems can be accessed by a variety of platforms, and (d) reference librarians around the world are able to share their expertise. The discussion is in the context of the evolution of reference information file systems. A prototype is described to show how to construct a basic Web-based system. © 1996 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

7-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1300/J136v01n03_08

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