The Multimedia Library

The Multimedia Library : Materials Selection and Use

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This book is a basic introduction to the characteristics, selection, and utilization of library information media (excluding traditional print media). The emphasis is on information media requiring an electronic interface (hardware) for access. This book provides a detailed perspective for considering a systems approach, the necessity of being knowledgeable about copyrights and the importance of having a position on intellectual freedom. As such, the book will be useful to the professional librarian or student having limited experience with the multimedia formats that are being increasingly acquired by all types of libraries. The book provides information, characteristics, and procedures for selecting and using library media; emphasizes the need for and the importance of non-print media; defines and describes in detail the media from; and presents the case for multimedia information forms as an invaluable library service in this information age.
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  • Hardback | 334 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0121539539
  • 9780121539535

Table of contents

Trends - present and future; materials selection; selection aids; systems approach to selecting materials; selecting the proper medium; motion picture films; filmstrips and slides; audio recordings; television; programmed instruction; maps; models; realia and games and simulations; microforms; local preparation of information materials; fair use of copyright; intellectual freedom.
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