With the advent of networking in general and the Internet in particular, a strong impetus has been given to standardisation of information systems, retrieval functionality and accessibility of virtual libraries. The quintessence of this strive for standardisation is the designing of a multimedia workstation: a single access point to the entire world of information. A very important and complex aspect of building a multimedia workstation is the handling of access restrictions as defined by organisations that maintain professional information services. The various login procedures are weaving a Web in its own right, in which both library users and librarians seem to get entangled.
Content by Hazel Gott
Web page by Isobel Stark of UKOLN
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