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Production and utilisation of electronic databases: some options and strategies

Rajashekar, TB (1994) Production and utilisation of electronic databases: some options and strategies. In: International Information, Communication and Education, 13 (2). pp. 181-191.

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It is now well accepted that electronic databases hold the key to improving information accessibility-the ease and quickness with which our scholars, technologists, business, trade and industrial establishments can access relevant information. Currently there is a wide gap in the information accessibility of both actual and potential information users in our country compared to those in developed countries. Though several interactive factors (social, economic, political and technological) may be considered responsible for this situation, two issues that may have direct impact on narrowing this gap are production of our own databases and improved utilisation of existing databases. An attempt is made in this paper to indicate a few options and strategies related to these two aspects. The point of view taken here is that of potential database producers and database service providers (0 refs.)

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Information, Communication and Education
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 12:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/8049

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