Format Decisions




                   Tiffini Travis
Format Options
              Print

Online




                          CD-ROM
Criteria across Formats
                 Scope
      Comprehensiveness
                      audience
              Authen...
Unique Criteria for Electronic Formats
Physical access (via equipment)
Print/download options
Issue of ownership (e.g., le...
Pros and Cons of
                         Formats
Ease of Use
Access
Speed of finding fact



                        Flex...
Integrating Formats


Policies
Selection
Maintenance
Weeding
Organization
Cataloging/access
Information retrieval
Effectiv...
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Format decisions

  1. 1. Format Decisions Tiffini Travis
  2. 2. Format Options Print Online CD-ROM
  3. 3. Criteria across Formats Scope Comprehensiveness audience Authenticity Ease of Use Currency Cost 9/16/2008
  4. 4. Unique Criteria for Electronic Formats Physical access (via equipment) Print/download options Issue of ownership (e.g., lease) Multiple cost issues Preview options Vendor service Stability of source Technical issues
  5. 5. Pros and Cons of Formats Ease of Use Access Speed of finding fact Flexibility of Content Cost
  6. 6. Integrating Formats Policies Selection Maintenance Weeding Organization Cataloging/access Information retrieval Effective use
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