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Published by British Library, Research and Development Department in London .
Written in English


  • Information services -- Great Britain -- Data processing.,
  • Rural services -- Great Britain -- Data processing.,
  • Microcomputers.,
  • Libraries and community -- Great Britain.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p91.

StatementMarilyn Dover.
SeriesLibrary and information research report -- 64
ContributionsBritish Library. Research and Development Department.
LC ClassificationsZ674.S.G7
The Physical Object
Paginationviii,113p. :
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21663871M
ISBN 100712331433

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