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Author
Koutnik, C.
Title
¬The World Wide Web is here : is the end of printed reference sources near?
Source
RQ. 36(1997) no.3, S.422-429
Year
1997
Abstract
Although at first sight the WWW appears to have the potential for making printed reference sources obsolete, a systematic study of 104 reference questions, at the West Virginia Library Commission, demonstrated that, although the WWW is a powerful source of information, at the present time it is not a source that will answer a majority of reference questions. The WWW is strong in some categories of referenc equestions and weak in others. Time spent searching the WWW is another factor that must be taken into consideration by reference librarians. Concludes that it is not a wise decision to discard a reference book that will answer a question in 5 minutes when it will take 20 minutes to find the answer on the Web
Theme
Informationsdienstleistungen
Internet
Informationsmittel

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