Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Stephens,Michael, Gordon,Rachel Singer,
Title: IM = FASTER virtual reference on the cheap!
Publication Full: Computers in Libraries
Year: 2006 Volume: 26 Issue: 4
Start Page: 36 Other Pages: 37
Descriptors: INSTANT messaging, ELECTRONIC mail systems, ONLINE information services, ELECTRONIC information resource searching, LIBRARIES, UNITED States,
The article deals with the contributions of instant messaging to library services in the U.S. in March 2006. Instant messaging, of course, simply involves using any of the three big chat clients to talk in real time through an Internet connection. These major clients are AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Network Messenger. Instant messaging offers staff members of libraries a way to communicate electronically from wherever they happen to log on. Hence, they will prepared for the next wave of technology-based library outreach service.
M3: Article; Stephens, Michael 1; Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org; Gordon, Rachel Singer; Email Address: email@example.com; Affiliations: 1: Special projects librarian, St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, Ind. Source Info: Apr2006, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p36; Thesaurus Term: INSTANT messaging; Thesaurus Term: ELECTRONIC mail systems; Thesaurus Term: ONLINE information services; Thesaurus Term: ELECTRONIC information resource searching; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIES; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 2p; Illustrations: 1bw. Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 1515
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Retrieved Date:January 1, 1970
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Publisher: Information Today Inc
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Issn Isbn: 10417915