A... radical assumption would consider that allknowledge, all information could be so condensedthat it could be contained in a limited number ofworks placed on a desk, therefore within handsreach, and indexed in such a way as to ensuremaximum consultability. In this case the worlddescribed in the entirety of books would really bewithin everyones grasp. The Universal Book createdfrom all books would become very approximatelyan annex to the brain, a substratum even ofmemory, an external mechanism and instrument ofthe mind but so close to it, so apt to its use that itwould truly be a sort of appended organ, anexodermic appendage. Paul Otlet, Traité de documentation, 1934.
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Further informationTraining:UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-resources Todayhttp://www.uksg.org/event/INJERT091012UKSG E-resources Technical Update http://www.uksg.org/events/technicalBooks:Kate Price and Virginia Havergal, ed. E-books in libraries: a practical guide. FacetPublishing. ISBN: 9781856045728.Louise Cole, Electronic resource management: a handbook. Facet Publishing. ISBN:9781856048149.Ksenija Minčić-Obradović, E-books in academic libraries. Chandos Publishing. ISBN:9781843345862.Websites:Laura Wilkinson, ‘E-Resources FAQ’ on Laura’s Dark Archive:http://darkarchive.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/e-resources-faq/ Published 3rd November2011.Laura Wilkinson, ‘E-Resources – less frequently asked questions’ on Laura’s DarkArchive: http://darkarchive.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/e-resources-%E2%80%93-less-frequently-asked-questions/ Published 4th November 2011.
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