current awareness system

current awareness system

[′kər·ənt ə′wer·nəs ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A system for notifying users on a periodic basis of the acquisition, by a central file or library, of information (usually literature) which should be of interest to the user.
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It shows some innovative online marketing tools, including an animated gif model of a large, integrated current awareness system that helps educate users and spreads the word about changes in the library, new opportunities for staying informed, and new information tools.