Gale – Reference Reviews – Péter’s Digital Reference Shelf – April 2009 – ticTOCs

THE CONTEXT

In the era when many expect even traditional library and information services to talk, sing and dance, to show photographs of the authors and play video interviews with them, a Table of Contents (TOC) service may not be that exciting. It is for me, as I know from practice how much time one can save by using such a service. In my salad days, when I was in charge of an information and computer science library, an indexing/abstracting unit and a small software development unit (an unusual but extremely educative combination), the highlight of the week was when I thumbed through the most recent issues of the dozens of journals to see the latest developments in the hardware, software and “dataware” arenas.

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