Multimedia CD-ROM collection development

Chris Lewis (
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 14:47:13 EDT

Would any academic media librarians out there care to comment on
multimedia CD-ROMs in your collections that are actually receiving
regular use? Though we have a few titles here at the American
University Library (and the equipment to run them), most of their use
has been limited to a few class assignments and as kind of a
novelty demonstrated during library tours. Most titles I have seen
though are just too superficial for serious use by college students.
I hope someone out there has had some experiences contrary to ours. I
would love to hear about any titles that really deliver - in terms of
content and design.
* Christopher Lewis
* Media Reference Librarian
* American University Library
* 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW "Taste the flavorless"
* Washington, DC 20016-8046
* 202/885-3257