Title

The 3M digital library assistant: Observations from the field

Document Type

Article

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Communication Technology and New Media | Library and Information Science | Other Communication

Permissions

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Publisher Citation

Fabbi, J. L., & Vaughan, J. (2000). The 3m digital library assistant: Observations from the field. Library Computing, 19, 52-58.