JLIS abstracts

RAUCH (Wolf D).

RAUCH (Wolf D). Role of the Library in Computer-Aided Information and Documentation Systems. 7,2; 1982; 117-24

Considers the application of computer-aided information and communication systems as an innovation comparable to the industrialization in the nineteenth century with regard to the production of goods or to the introduction of printing or invention of writing as to the history of culture. Describes future developments affected by application of computer-aided information systems. Discusses need for libraries to maintain the primary goals in a changing information environment as a challenge. Describes the use of computer-aided information and computer systems in the library with the example of videotex.