A Kaleidoscope of Choices: Reshaping Roles and Opportunities for Serialists : Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. : 9th Annual Conference, June 2-5, 1994, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 386 pages
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Find a diverse array of valuable ideas for managing the challenges of new technology and the rapidly changing information environment. A Kaleidoscope of Choices helps librarians develop skills and strategies to cope effectively with the myriad changes affecting their profession due to the rapid evolution of technology. In this book, informative chapters address the impact of technology on libraries, scholarly communication, vendors, and the publishing industry.

Knowledgeable authors reveal their practical experience with organizing to manage change, managing the virtual library, roles of vendors and publishers in providing access to electronic information, and innovations for the bibliographic control of electronic publications. Chapters examine many topics on the technical environment, including:
  • the Internet and client-server computing
  • World Wide Web and the Mosaic Interface
  • a beginner's guide to Listserv and ListProcs
  • technology's influence on information management
  • steps toward becoming a virtual library
  • reshaping the serials vendor industry
  • new roles for librarians
  • expert systems and cataloging

    Serials specialists and other librarians who desire to make the most of the new technologies will find A Kaleidoscope of Choices a helpful and informative guide for their daily contact with technology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Internet ClientServer Computing and the Revolution
11
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
17
World Wide
27
A Beginners Guide to Listservs
33
Almost Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know
39
The Future of Publishing
55
Reshaping the Serials Vendor Industry
65
Expert Systems
235
Standard Generalized Markup Language
243
NASIG WORKSHOPS
255
Serials Management
261
Negotiating Contracts for Electronic Resources
269
Keep Them Doggies Rollin or Using Series Authority
277
To Be Continued? Or The Birth of a Series
283
Integrating Documents Processing into Traditional Technical
289

Tomorrows Virtual Library
73
AN INTROSPECTIVE VIEW
95
CHOOSING CHANGE
111
Biomedical Discoveries
125
Holding on During Change
133
CONCURRENT SESSION
149
REPORTS FROM THE FRONTIERS OF CHANGE
163
One Publishers Reincarnation
173
Exploring New Roles
181
CONCURRENT SESSION
193
REAL PEOPLE AND VIRTUAL LIBRARIES
203
The Human Side of the Virtual Library
213
FROM CUTTER HANDMAIDS
223
The Vendors Perspective
295
Making Financial
301
New Opportunities for Serials
307
Staffing Technology and Budgeting
319
Methods for Collecting Processing and Providing Access
327
Is It Tweaking or Cataloging Enrichment? Choices
333
The Publisher Subscription
339
Effect of Changes in the Serials
345
Problem Solving Workshop Based on Total Quality
353
How to Find and Land the Right
357
Ninth Annual NASIG Conference Registrants University
363
Index
381
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