Public-Access Computer Systems and the Internet

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This article discusses Public-Access Computer Systems (PACS) and the Internet.

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Halbert, Martin 1990.


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This article discusses Public-Access Computer Systems (PACS) and the Internet.

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Abstract: Recursive Reviews is a new column that will identify and briefly describe articles that deal with PACS and related topics in both library and computer science literature. The "recursive" in the name of the column emphasizes the idea that the discussion of information technology in libraries changes the underlying precepts of the discussion. The dialogue concerning uses of library technology redefines itself in this way, and can therefore be seen as recursive. All followers of the PACS-L forum are aware by now that a great many library catalog systems are accessible via the Internet. The availability of these resources raises a great many questions and possibilities in the library and network user communities. What can be accomplished with this new communications channel? Exactly what is the Internet? What is its extent, and how does it differ from other computer networks? The articles and books reviewed in this column will be of use to anyone having questions about library systems and the Internet, from those unfamiliar with networking technology to those very conversant with it.


  • Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1990, Houston: University of Houston Libraries, pp. 71-80


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  • Publication Title: Public-Access Computer Systems Review
  • Volume: 1
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 71
  • Page End: 80


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