Videoconferencing and Remote Application Sharing for Distant Reference Service Academic Article uri icon


  • Computer technology has progressed to the point where desktop videoconferencing with personal computers and remote application sharing software can be employed in remote reference library service. These technologies can be used to provide personal and effective distant reference and library instruction services to library users, in addition to such traditional methods as mail, telephone, and e-mail service. This article presents scenarios in which videoconferencing and remote applications sharing software can be used in distant reference service. Free software discussed includes CU-SeeMe for videoconferencing and NetMeeting for videoconferencing and remote applications sharing. 1999 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • The Reference Librarian

author list (cited authors)

  • McGeachin, R. B.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • McGeachin, Robert B

publication date

  • January 1999