THE INFORMATION CENTER: SOME SELECTED EXAMPLES.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The development of information centers, in contrast to traditional libraries, is discussed. Reasons for the failure of traditional libraries to meet special information needs of scientists, scholars, and technicians are pointed out. Information centers are discussed as a natural outgrowth of attempts to meet special information needs of scientists. Four selected operational information centers are discussed. Each center was selected to illustrate certain system design problems which should be considered when setting up an information center. Authorr