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Kerr-Campbell, Maureen; McCallum, Janet
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Accessibility of compact discs in the Mona libraries
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Electronic Information Resources in the Caribbean : Trends and Issues. Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Association of Caribbean and Research University Institutional Libraries
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May 23-29, 2004
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Port of Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago
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University of the West Indies (St. Augustine)
Date of Publication
2005
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Abstract
The University of the West Indies Mona Campus Libraries, boast a small, but steadily growing collection of compact discs that complement the predominant print collection, our electronic databases and journals. The compact disc collection was examined recently as it was felt that it was not easily accessible by students and staff. Prior to this investigation, compact discs were bar-coded and loaned to students and staff to view at home, or some other convenient place. However, demands by students and faculty members forced staff to examine the present policy. The compact discs in the Science Library were examined. It was observed that some could not be read as they required the installation of special software on the computer before they could be assessed. In order to alleviate the present problem, it was agreed that compact disc workstations would be set up in designated areas of the libraries. Here, students and staff would be able to view the compact discs. The Reference Librarians when necessary would provide assistance. Headphones were also acquired to complement the collection. It was suggested that the contents of the stand-alone compact discs be evaluated and a decision taken as to their usefulness/relevance to the current academic curricula.....
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