CD-ROM: A New Electronic Publishing Medium

  • Patrick Gibbins
Conference paper


An outlineof the benefits and limitations of publishing on CD-ROM is presented. CD-ROM is positioned differently from other optical storage media. Typical applications in fields other than chemistry are identified. Chemistry and chemical structure information is particularly suited to exploit CD-ROM as a distribution medium. The value of the information is high and the information itself is frequently durable. CD-ROM products require special software considerations which are described.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Gibbins
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  1. 1.Archetype Systems Ltd.LondonUK

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