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Published by Office of Management Studies, Association of Research Libraries in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Optical storage devices -- Library applications.,
  • Optical disks -- Library applications.,
  • CD-ROMs.

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Edition Notes

StatementSystems and Procedures Exchange Center.
SeriesSPEC kit -- 133., SPEC flyer -- 133.
ContributionsHolibaugh, Ralph., Association of Research Libraries. Systems and Procedures Exchange Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16139576M

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