This book, first published in 1995, helps librarians develop skills and strategies to cope effectively with the myriad changes affecting their profession due to the rapid evolution of technology. Informative chapters address the impact of technology on libraries, scholarly communication, vendors, and the publishing industry. They analyses managing 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.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Beth Holley and Mary Ann Sheble 2. Issues in Information Policy and Access Birdie MacLennan 3. The Internet, Client-Server Computing, and the Revolution in Electronic Publishing Birdie MacLennan 4. Tunneling Through Cyberspace in Search of Adventure: An Introduction to Gopher Betty Landesman 5. Digging Your Own Den in Cyberspace: A Gopher Construction Kit Birdie MacLennan 6. Come Into My Parlor, Said the Spider: World Wide Web and the Mosaic Interface Birdie MacLennan 7. Communicating With Lists: A Beginner's Guide to Listservs and ListProcs Leslie Knapp 8. (Almost) Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know About Listservs and ListProcs Betty Landesman 9. Technological Change and Its Influence on the Practice and Role of Information Management Czeslaw Jan Grycz 10. The Future of Publishing Robert Weber 11. Reshaping the Serials Vendor Industry Dan Tonkery 12. Changing Focus: Tomorrow's Virtual Library Naomi C. Broering 13. Getting Past the Rapids: Individuals and Change Linda Moore 14. Electronic Chemistry Journals: Elemental Concerns Richard Entlich 15. Adventures in Information Space: Biomedical Discoveries in a Molecular Sequence Milieu Mark S. Boguski 16. Grabbing the Bull by the Tail: Holding on During Change Marjorie E. Bloss 17. Managing Organizational Change: The Harvard College Library Experience Mary Elizabeth Clack 18. Wanted: Information Manager: New Roles for Librarians and Vendors Sharon Cline McKay 19. From Earth to Ether: One Publisher's Reincarnation Susan Lewis 20. Library Cultures in Conflict: Exploring New Roles for Librarians Johann A. van Reenen 21. Understanding Transition: The People Side of Managing Change Judy Clarke 22. At Ease in Liberspace Susan A. Cady 23. The Human Side of the Virtual Library Marion T. Reid 24. Tools for a New Age: An Overview Regina R. Reynolds 25. Getting the Expert Into the System: Expert Systems and Cataloging Paul J. Weiss 26. Standard Generalized Markup Language and the Transformation of Cataloging Daniel V. Pitti 27. Rethinking the Workforce and Workplace: Alternative Ways of Getting the Job Done Fred Hamilton 28. The New World Order: Serials Management of Electronic Resources and Document Delivery Marla Edelman 29. Negotiating Contracts for Electronic Resources Nancy Gibbs 30. ‘Keep Them Doggies Rollin'’, Or, Using Series Authority Records to Improve Cataloging and Processing Workflow Kristine A.J. Smets 31. To Be Continued? Or, The Birth of a Series Steve Oberg 32. Integrating Documents Processing Into Traditional Technical Services Judy Chandler Irvin 33. Ethics in Action: The Vendor's Perspective Heather Miller 34. Cost Accounting for the Serials Librarian: Making Financial Decisions in Tight Times Barbara Shaffer 35. Serialists on the Front Line: New Opportunities for Serials Professionals in Reference and User Education Katy Ginanni 36. Who Needs to Know What?: Essential Communication for Automation Implementation and Effective Reorganization Rita Broadway 37. Document Delivery: Staffing, Technology, and Budgeting Implications Lucy Duhon 38. Methods for Collecting, Processing, and Providing Access to Electronic Serials Paula Sullenger 39. Is It Tweaking or Cataloging Enrichment?: Choices in Reshaping Serial Cataloging Copy Phoebe Timberlake 40. The Journal Pricing Season: The Publisher, Subscription Agent, and Librarians' Viewpoint Debbie Madsen 41. . . . And Then It Happened: Effect of Changes in the Serials Information Environment on the Small-to-Medium Size Academic Library Elaine Jurries 42. Workstation Ergonomics and Computer Calisthenics Amira Unver 43. Problem Solving Workshop Based on Total Quality Management (TQM) Princip Lawrence R. Keating II 44. Job Hunter’s Workshop: How to Find and Land the Right Job, and Survive the Transition Carol MacAdam