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The 3M digital library assistant: Observations from the field
Library Computing
  • Jennifer L. Fabbi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jason Vaughan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is the alpha/beta test site for 3M Library Systems Digital Identification System. One of the components of this system is the Digital Library Assistant (DLA), a handheld collection management device. Since October of 1999, 3M has consulted with UNLV library staff on the development of this product which has the ability to shelf-read, shelve, and search for library items. Positive aspects of the DLA include flexibility, efficiency and usability, a less desirable aspect is the initial cost of the system. Competition in the field and the future of this technology is discussed.

  • Academic libraries,
  • Collection management (Libraries),
  • Electronic data processing,
  • Information retrieval,
  • Libraries – Technological aspects,
  • Radio frequency identification systems
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ISSN: 1527-1161
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Fabbi, J. L., & Vaughan, J. (2000). The 3m digital library assistant: Observations from the field. Library Computing, 19, 52-58.
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Jennifer L. Fabbi and Jason Vaughan. "The 3M digital library assistant: Observations from the field" Library Computing Vol. 19 Iss. 1 (2000) p. 52 - 58
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