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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994 Oct;82(4):426-33.

The Internet: will this highway serve the digital library?

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  • 1University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor 48109-0704.

Abstract

The future of the biomedical enterprise and the biomedical libraries that serve it is tied closely to digital information. The changing nature of this type of information will create new pressures on libraries, particularly in health care organizations. Libraries must learn to deal with these pressures. Currently, libraries depend on the Internet primarily for connections to resources and other libraries; thus enhancements to the Internet will impact the libraries of the present and future significantly. This paper provides an overview of the technical capabilities that will be available in the near to midterm, what libraries will be able to do with those capabilities, and how libraries can position themselves to take advantage of the impending changes.

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PMC225969
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