This book, first published in 1993, examines how the newest technological developments in information storage and processing impact print-oriented libraries. Find answers to questions on how libraries can utilize the awesome speed, remarkable storage capacity, and universal access of the new technology. Authoritative contributors provide insight, inspirations, and practical experience to the three major areas of changing technologies, changing information worldwide, and strategies and responses of libraries to these rapid changes.
A Changing World looks at the future of the electronic network medium and how it will provide opportunities for accessing and using information that so far have been unimagined by the print-dominated information industry. Enlightening chapters explore the feasibility of electronic serials as a realistic replacement for print journals, the future of automated serials control systems, and the effects of information technologies on libraries as systems and librarianship as a profession. Discover timely indications for ten-year trends of the globalization of research, scholarly information, and patents. Specific international influences on information are examined including the implications of the European Community internal market for scholarly publishing and distribution, the influence of rapid changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union on scholarly publishing, and scholarly information and serials in politically turbulent Latin American countries.
Table of Contents
1. The Impact of Electronic and Networking Technologies on the Delivery of Scholarly Information Timothy B. King 2. Electronic Serials: Realistic or Unrealistic Solution to the Journal ‘Crisis’? Anne B. Piternick 3. Globalization of Research, Scholarly Information, and Patents: Ten-Year Trends Francis Narin 4. Europe 1992: Implications for Scholarly Publishing and Distribution John F. Riddick 5. Zastroika, Perestroika, Rasstroika, Dostroika, and Us Edward Kasinec 6. Scholarly Information and Serials in Latin America: Shifting Political Sands Margarita Almada de Ascencio and Sylvia Perez de Almada 7. Automated Library Systems: What Next? Carol Pitts Hawks 8. Embracing the Electronic Journal: One Library's Plan Gail McMillan 9. Information Technologies and the Transformation of Libraries and Librarianship Charles B. Lowry 10. Wrap-Up Session Dan Tonkery 11. Case Study: Starting a New Medical Journal Barbara A. Carlson 12. Marketing a New Social Science/Humanities Journal to Libraries, Then and Now Isabel Czech 13. SUPER-OPAC: Records for Articles and Chapters in Your Catalogue Birdie MacLennon 14. Periodicals Receiving Units and Public Service Areas: A Productive Combination Phoebe Timberlake 15. The Continuations Saga: Converting Non-Periodical Serials Judith M. Shelton 16. Interfacing Automated Environments: Linking the Integrated Library Systems Christie T. Degener 17. Conversion to Automated Serials Control Systems: From the Drawing Board to the Front Lines Marla Edelman 18. Replacement Issues: Where Do You Find Them and At What Cost? Lawrence R. Keating 19. How Vendors Assess Service Charges and a Publisher's View of Discounts to Vendors Kathleen Meneely 20. Case Study: Managing the Established Sci-Tech Journal Brenda Dingley 21. Case Study: A Society Journal Published by a Commercial Publisher Mary K. Castle 22. Multiple Version Cataloguing and Preservation Microfilming for Brittle Issues of Serials Geraldine F. Pionessa 23. The Impact of Electronic Journals on Traditional Library Services Linda Hulbert 24. Journal Contents Online: Patron Use and Implications for Reference Service Lisa A. Macklin 25. An Introduction to the Structure of ANSI X12 and a Tutorial on X12 Mapping for Serials Related Transactions Joseph Barker 26. Job Descriptions Vis-à-Vis Job Applications: A Match Often Not Made in Heaven Rita Broadway 27. Serials Claims: Three Perspectives, Library/Publisher/Vendor Louise Diodato 28. Acquiring and Cataloging the Elusive Latin American Serial Lisa Peterson