When virtual is more than real
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CTA. 2003. When virtual is more than real. Spore 103. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47817
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore103.pdf
When virtual is more than realLike many other institutions, CTA is creating a virtual library, for agriculture and rural development. It will make available in electronic virtual form the best of the technical and project information which...
Like many other institutions, CTA is creating a virtual library, for agriculture and rural development. It will make available in electronic virtual form the best of the technical and project information which the Centre has accumulated during its first 20 years, and will link up with complementary collections. This is not, though, CTA s first virtual library. Way back in the 1980s , the Centre pioneered the use of CD-ROMs with bibliographic references for partner libraries in ACP States. This created an intricate web for document exchange and became the basis for decentralising some of CTA s services. In the mid-1990s, a second virtual library made public the course material of agricultural training centres. No documents were collected; instead, a central list was compiled of what was available on which Website, and hey presto! a library was born.