The Digital Difference in Reference Collections

  title={The Digital Difference in Reference Collections},
  author={M. Buckland},
  journal={Journal of Library Administration},
  pages={100 - 87}
  • M. Buckland
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Library Administration
SUMMARY One of the very first digital library developments was the transition of bibliographies to digital formats and the rise of online services which allowed new kinds of searching for topics. Here we examine three other reference genres: (1) Gazetteers, which, when coupled with maps and bibliographies, allow new ways to search by place; (2) Chronologies, which when digitized and combined with time lines and named time periods, transform search by time; and (3) Biographical directories… Expand
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