The Public Access Computer Systems Review vol. 6 no. 3 (1995)

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    TORPEDO: Networked Access to Full-Text and Page-Image Representations of Physics Journals and Technical Reports
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1995) Atkinson, Roderick D.
    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Library and the American Physical Society (APS) are experimenting with electronically disseminating journals and reports over NRL campus networks. The project is called TORPEDO (The Optical Retrieval Project: Electronic Documents Online). It involves storing and disseminating two APS journals (Physical Review Letters and Physical Review E) as well as the NRL collection of unclassified, unlimited distribution technical reports. These paper-format journals and reports are scanned at NRL to create CCITT Group IV image files, the image files are converted to ASCII files using OCR, both types of files are associated with bibliographic information, and they are imported into a client/server-based commercial imaging system.
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    Contents
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1995) Bailey, Charles W., Jr.
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    (for)Getting It: Toward Small Solutions
    (The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, 1995) Crawford, Walt
    Suggests that the virtual library is an impossibility and the ideal of an all-encompassing solution is unrealistic. Current roles of libraries as places for personal enrichment and places to learn more about things will merge with the new technologies to make the library a constantly evolving institution.