LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research
Electronic Journal ISSN 1058-6768
1996 Volume 6 Issue 1/2; June
Quarterly LIBRE6N1 NEWS


1.  Subject:      BUBL WWW/Gopher Subject Tree Updates to 24th May 1996

From: "m.fletcher" 

Organization: University of Strathclyde


Here are the latest links made within the area of the BUBL WWW/Gopher Subject

Tree. Since the message is fairly long, you may prefer to view the updates on

BUBL itself. On the BUBL gopher you will find them located under option 4 of

the main menu (gopher://, and likewise on BUBL's

WWW home page they are to be found under the 4th heading - BUBL Updates

( The web server version will

allow you to jump to the relevant section of BUBL and find the item which

interests you.

Joanne Gold

BUBL Information Officer


BUBL WWW/Gopher Subject Tree Updates to 24th May 1996


0 - Reference Works


Email Address Search Resource, MIT's

UK Pages


008(410) - United Kingdom


UK Pages


008(47) - Russia


Center for Policy Studies in Russia


008(497.1) - Balkans


International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia


008(68) - South Africa


Constitution, 1996 South African


008(91) - Singapore


New Asia Singapore


02 - Library and Information Science


Association of Research Libraries

COPAC (Consortium of University Libraries OPAC - UK)

JUGL Homepage - updated to include details of 1996 JUGL Conference

Law Libraries, American Association of

Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (LTDI)

Metadata Resources

Thomas Parry Library


069 - Museums


Morfogen Associates NEWS


07 - Journalism, Newspapers


El Pais


20 - General Religion and Theology


Woodstock Theological Center


33 - Economics


Economic Geography

World Resources, 1996-97


330.342 - Development Studies


World Resources, 1996-97


34 - Law and Legislation


Libraries, American Association of Law

Risk Assessment and Policy Association

Risk: Health, Safety and Environment


35 - Public Administration, Government


Corruption Ranking, Internet

Fair Trading, Office of (UK)

Spies and Intelligence, World of


36 - Social Relief, Welfare, Insurance


Risk Assessment and Policy Association

Risk: Health, Safety and Environment


37 - Education


Children, Campaign for Our

Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (LTDI)



38 - Banks, Banking


American International Banking Group


380.8 - Tourism, Tourist Trade


Cyprus, Republic of



389.6 - Standards

IETF Report - March 4-8, 1996


39 - Custom, Folklore, Social Anthropology


At the Edge


396 - Women & Society, Feminism


Gender-Related Electronic Forums

Women's Studies/Women's Issues WWW Sites

National Women's Resource Center


518 - Computing, Computer Science


Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (LTDI)

Mobilis (Mobile Computing)

MUMPS Programming Language

Software Age


528.9 - Cartography, Maps, Mapping


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology: Cartography


55 - Earth Sciences


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology: Earthquakes and


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology: Geomorphological



55 - Geology


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology

Geo.Env Italy


551.5 - Meteorology


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology


551.588 - Environmental Issues


Geo.Env Italy


58 - Botany


Wild-flowers (resource collection)


61 - Medical and Health Sciences


AIDS Care, International Association for Physicians in

Global Health Network

Neuroscience-Net (e-journal)

Radiology, British Institute of

Transplant Donor Awareness


616.89 - Psychiatry


Neuroscience-Net (e-journal)

PsychNews International


621.3 - Electronics


Telecommunications Database


624 - Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering


Transport Research Library


65 - Management, Marketing


Survey of Organisational Learning Practice


655.4/.5 - Publishing and Bookselling


Desktop Publishers Journal

Pearson Publishing


85A048 - Sette Giorni di Vita Italiana, Anno 52, N. 142


658 - Business


Corruption Ranking, Internet


Global MarketPlace

Scotweb Internet Services Ltd

Small Company Online

Survey of Organisational Learning Practice


658.8 - Marketing


Asian Internet Marketing


664 - Food


Virtual Kitchen


67 - Industries and Crafts


British Steel


70 - Art



Morfogen Associates NEWS


711 - Planning


Threshold (resource collection)

Transport Research Library


72 - Architecture


Threshold (resource collection)


78 - Music



Andean Folkloric Music

Canadian Performing Arts Directory

Evelyn Glennie Site

The MiniDisc Page

Music of the Andes


792 - Theatre, Drama, Opera, Ballet


Canadian Performing Arts Directory



8 - Literature, Linguistics, Language


El Pais

Great Books Home Page

Literary Magazine


91 - Geography


CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology

Economic Geography


93 - History


Anne Frank Educational Trust


930.26 - Archaeology


Birmingham Archaeology Field Unit

Europe, Archaeological Resource Guide for


Internet Tools Resources, Networking and Networking Papers


HTML Station

IETF Report - March 4-8, 1996

Selection Criteria for Internet Information Resources


Web Consultants Association Web Site


CATRIONA Project - related links


Metadata Resources


News and Limited Duration Material


ADAM Survey (art and design information needs)



BUBL Contacts


Effective Use of BUBL Updates on the Gopher:

Perhaps the easiest way to use these updates is to choose the latest

additions to BUBL file - No. 4 on the BUBL Gopher Main Menu. Search for the

filename, or another unique element of the topic you want to see using

\(searchterm). Then press the RETURN key when the cursor is adjacent to it.

Or you can move sequentially through the database from option 2 of the BUBL

Main menu, or through the BUBL Subject Tree option.

The best way becoming familiar with BUBL is to use it - section A (option 1

of the Main Menu) gives tips of effective use of BUBL. Just dive in and

experiment, and if you do feel lost just press the m key (lower case only) to

return to the Main Menu.


Access to the BUBL Information Service is by one of the following routes:

JANET X.29:             UK.AC.BATH.BUBL or 00006012101300

TELNET:                 BUBL.BATH.AC.UK or (login: bubl)

Gopher:                 BUBL.BATH.AC.UK or (Port: 7070)

World Wide Web:

Files held on BUBL are also indexed in the NISSWAIS service accessible

through the NISS gateway.


Dennis M. Nicholson - BUBL Co-ordinator

Joanne Gold - BUBL Information Officer

Tel: 0141 552 3701 ext 4632/4618

Fax: 0141 552 3303 (Mark FAO BUBL)


2.  BUBL LIS Updates to 24th May 1996


LIS and Computing Web Updates:

Library and Information Science


Association of Research Libraries

COPAC (Consortium of University Libraries OPAC - UK)

JUGL Homepage - updated to include details of 1996 JUGL Conference

Law Libraries, American Association of

Learning Technology Dissemination Initiative (LTDI)

Metadata Resources

Thomas Parry Library


Computing, Computer Science


Mobilis (Mobile Computing)

MUMPS Programming Language

Software Age


LIS Gopher Updates:

Section E: BUBL's Journals Tables of Contents and Published Abstracts



LIS and Computing:

Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 48, No. 05; 1996

College and Research Libraries News, Vol. 57, No. 04; 1996

Computers in Libraries, Vol. 16, No. 05; 1996

Datamation, Vol. 42, No. 09; 1996

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 28, No. 02; 1992

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 28, No. 04; 1992

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 28, No. 08; 1993

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 28, No. 10; 1993

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 28, No. 11; 1993

Information Retrieval and Library Automation, Vol. 31, No. 11; 1996

INFOSIS, Vol. 02, No. 01; 1996 (English)

INFOSIS, Vol. 02, No. 01; 1996 (Spanish)

Journal of Social Service Research, Vol. 21, No. 02; 1996

Law Librarian, Vol. 26, No. 01; March 1996

Law Librarian, Vol. 27, No. 04; December 1995

Library Journal, Vol. 121, No. 09; 1996

Library Trends, Vol. 42, No. 03; 1994

Scottish Libraries, No. 56; 1996

Serials Librarian, Vol. 27, No. 02-03; 1996

Vine, No. 101; 1995


Hot News - H1F



H1FA - European: Calls for Papers


A96.06.13: INFO2000 - Advanced notice of Call for Proposals

A97.08.22: 5th International BOBACATSSS Symposium


H1FB - European: Conferences, Meeting and Workshops Announced


B96.05.22: Seminar: Making a Business of Information

B96.06.06: Follett Lecture by Richard E. Lucier

B96.06.11: HLG Study Day on SVQs and NVQs

B96.06.13: Libraries for Nursing Study Day

B96.06.18: CDS-ISIS User Group Meeting, Univ. Manchester

B96.06.20: CoLRic Annual Meeting, LAHQ

B96.06.25: USTLG Meeting, Nottingham

B96.06.27: Conf. on Legal Practice using Electronic Communication

B96.07.04: ITTI Course, Exeter

B96.07.31: JUGL Annual Conference, Univ. Lancashire

B96.11.06: GLIS - Advance Users Group Meeting

B97.04.21: The Role of Libraries in Economic Development


H1FC - European: Other Intimations


C96.06.25: Advance Walk, London


H1FE - Non-European: Conferences, Meetings and Workshops Announced


E96.05.31: OSI SIG-GILS Subgroup Meeting

E96.06.07: BAPNet Disaster Planning and Response Symposium

E96.06.10: Michigan Archival Association, Annual Meeting

E96.06.12: ACS Short Course on Capillary GC Methods

E96.07.05: GODORT Workshop

E96.08.02: 27th Annual Seminars on Academic Computing


Surveys - H1G


H1GD19 - IDEAL Responses [P. Clintop 5.96]




H1S96.11.22: Annual Reports for Disposal, IEE Library


H1XA - UK Job vacancies


A96.06.06: Web Focus - Opportunity at UKOLN, Bath University

A96.06.14: Vacancies, Project PATRON, Surrey


H1XB - US vacancies


B96.05.24: Asst. to Director for Technology, Mid-Hudson Library System

B96.05.24: Public Librarian, Wisconsin

B96.05.31: Cataloguer, Institute for Advanced Study

B96.05.31: Japanese Cataloguer, East Asian Library

B96.05.31: Library Deputy Director, Michigan

B96.05.31: Serials Cataloguer, Univ. California

B96.05.31: Social Sciences Librarian, N. Illinois Univ.

B96.06.03: Reference-Research Librarian, Olympia

B96.06.07: ALA, Executive Director for LITA

B96.06.07: Coord. for Collection Services, St. Michael's College

B96.06.14: Assistant Librarian, Winterthur

B96.06.14: Cataloguing Coordinator, Cleveland State Univ.

B96.06.15: Court Archivist, Cincinnati

B96.06.17: Corporate Services Librarian, New York

B96.06.17: Librarian, San Francisco Chronicle

B96.06.18: Librarian, National Library of Medicine

B96.06.19: Librarian II, Reo, Nevada

B96.06.22: Archivist, History Associates Incorp., Rockville

B96.06.22: Assistant Director - User Services, SE Univ. Louisiana

B96.06.22: Asst. Dean for IT, Lyndon State College

B96.06.22: Library Branch Manager, Denver Public Library

B96.06.22: Processing Archivist, South Carolina

B96.06.28: 3 US posts, Rare book cataloguing, Washington

B96.06.30: Automation Services Librarian, Pennsylvania

B96.07.26: Serials Cataloguer, Northern Arizona Univ.

B96.07.31: Head of Reference, Univ. Tennessee Chattanooga


SA1 - E-Journals on BUBL


SA105 - IRLIST Digest, Vol. 13, No. 20; 1996

SA1310703 - PACS Review, Vol. 07, No. 03; 1996

SA1350528 - ALAWON, Vol. 05, No. 28; 1996

SA1350529 - ALAWON, Vol. 05, No. 29; 1996

SA1350530 - ALAWON, Vol. 05, No. 30; 1996

SA184635 - PUBLIB-NET Digest, No. 635; 1996

SA184636 - PUBLIB-NET Digest, No. 636; 1996

SA184637 - PUBLIB-NET Digest, No. 637; 1996

SA184638 - PUBLIB-NET Digest, No. 638; 1996

SA184639 - PUBLIB-NET Digest, No. 639; 1996

SA193 - Microsoft WinNews Newsletter, Vol. 03, No. 17; 1996

SA198187 - BI-L Digest, 14-15 May 1996

SA198188 - BI-L Digest, 15-16 May 1996

SA198189 - BI-L Digest, 16-20 May 1996

SA198188 - BI-L Digest, 20-21 May 1996


BUBL Contacts


3.  Subject:       May issue of D-Lib Magazine now available!

The May issue of D-Lib Magazine is now available at;

the UK Office for Library and Information Networking maintains a mirror

site for D-Lib Magazine at

This month, we are featuring the second of the two-part story on the

digital library program at the Library of Congress; the first of a two-part

story on work at Xerox PARC; a story on the implications of observations of

on-site work practices for digital library systems design; and Joshua

Lederberg's reflections on electronic publishing. "Clips and Pointers" has

been re-structured; we will be curious to hear your reactions to the new


D-Lib has developed a mailing list, which we are using to announce the

issue each month.  If you do not wish to remain on the list, or if you wish

to update the information, please send a message to

D-Lib is sponsored by DARPA on behalf of the Information Infrastructure

Technology and Applications (IITA) Working Group of the High Performance

Computing and Communications (HPCC) program.

William Y. Arms, Chair

Amy Friedlander, Editor, D-Lib Magazine



4.  Library and Information Technology Association

The Spring 1996 LITA Newsletter 

is available on the Web at:

and the summer issue is soon to follow!

Please send comments/questions/complaints to:

Katharina Klemperer

Harvard University Library




5. Subject: Building the European Information Society for Us All

The URL for the full report is:


        First Reflections

        of the High Level Group of Experts

        Interim Report

        January, 1996

This is the first interim report of the High Level Expert Group on the

Social and Societal Aspects of the Information Society. It contains a set

of first reflections which form the basis for discussions with the

Commission, members of the European Parliament and other European

committees, and outside experts, in view of the preparation of a final

policy report to be presented in May 1996. The expert group consisted of:

Hans Blankert, Gerhard Bosch, Birgitta Carlson, Manuel Castells, Liam

Connellan, Ursula Engelen-Kefer, Chris Freeman, Lisbeth Knudsen, Yves

Lasfargue, Isabelle Pailliart, Jorma Rantanen, Luc Soete (chairman),

Armando Rocha Trindade and Pier Verderio.

For further copies contact:

        European Commission

        Directorate General V

        Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs

        DG V/B/5 Adaptation to Industrial Change

        Secretariat of the High Level Group of Experts

        Rue de la Loi 200

        B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Anyone with the ability to use the World Wide Web may access this report in

English, French or German, and other documents relating to the High Level

Expert Group on the Information Society, at the Internet address:

Responses to this report should be addressed by e-mail to:


Table of Contents

Executive Summary   i-xiv

Introduction   1

Theme I: The IS and Employment   5

1.      The IS and the jobs of the future   5

2.      New "regulation" for new employment and growth   7

3.      Deregulation and existing jobs   8

4.      The social distribution of jobs in the IS   10

5.      Jobs and globalisation   11

Theme II: Work organisation and the IS   13

1.      IS and internal restructuring: towards the "flexible" firm   13

2.      IS and "external" restructuring: the growth of networking   17

3.      The IS and different form of "teleworking"   19

Theme III: The IS and the Future of Work   21

1.      The IS and the changing notion of work   22

2.      The IS and working time  23

3.      The IS and new health and safety issues: from physical to mental

stress   24

Theme IV: The IS and Labour Markets   26

1.      Recruitment and retraining systems   26

2.      Enhancing employability   27

3.      The transition to work from college   29

4.      Negotiated change - social dialogue in the IS   29

Theme V: Social Cohesion and the Quality of Life in the IS   32

1.      The potential for increased social integration within the community   33

2.      ICTs as tools for improving life quality and social integration of

        disadvantaged groups   33

3.      The IS and exclusion   34

4.      Making IS easy for all: barriers to use   35

5.      A threat to social cohesion and quality of life: reduced human

contact   36

6.      The IS as a threat to quality of life: "virtual" reality,

abstraction and

        information stress   37

7.      The IS and consumer behaviour   38

8.      The IS, the family and the use of ICTs   38

Theme VI: Regional Cohesion and the IS   40

1.      The IS, "universal service" and information infrastructure

development   40

2.      The IS, liberalisation and cohesion   42

3.      The IS and regional cohesion beyond universal service   43

4.      Telecooperation and regional cohesion   47

Theme VII: Education and Training in the IS   49

1.      A broad educational agenda for the IS   50

2.      The learning society   52

3.      A European learning agency and network (ELAN)   54

4.      The IS will be a life-learning society   55

Theme VIII: Health in the IS       57

1.      New possibilities for the development of health service   57

2.      New needs and possibilities for learning and competence building   60

3.      The need for new regulation   62

4.      New needs for research and collaboration   63

5.      Health services for all   63

6.      Review of ethical codes   64

Theme IX: The IS and Culture   65

1.      The IS and Europe's cultural diversity   66

2.      Culture and community   67

3.      Culture and digitised media   68

Theme X: The IS and the Media   70

1.      The IS and the economic challenges to the media industry   70

2.      Concentration and a monopoly of information   71

3.      The IS, intellectual property rights and information quality   73

Theme XI: The IS and Democracy   75

1.      Expression and debate in democratic societies   76

2.      The forming of opinion   76

3.      Avoiding technological disenfranchisement   77

4.      IS and the maintenance of pluralism   78

5.      A young citizens programme   79

6.      The danger of the IS as a "transparent society"   79

Conclusions: Towards the Information Society, the Group's Vision   81

1.      Possibilities for new jobs and new types of work   82

2.      A possible new concept of community   83

3.      A possible new culture of literacy and understanding   83

4.      Possible new politics and culture for the IS   84



The vision

The 1990s have witnessed a great proliferation of reports and papers on

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and on what is now

described as the 'Information Society' (IS). This burgeoning literature is

mainly concerned with the advent of the 'Information Highways' and the ways

in which even greater amounts of information may be distributed ever more

quickly, efficiently and cheaply to more and more households and businesses

throughout the world.

The objective of this report is not to add one more document to this

already over-subscribed field. Rather, it is to transcend this discussion

from the outset, by making a separation between data and information, and

by distinguishing between the notion of information and the need for

knowledge. It is necessary to separate out the transmission of data from

communication between people, and the acquisition of knowledge. Most

present-day telecommunication systems are still systems of transmission of

data. In this report, we focus our attention on ways in which information

can be converted into useful knowledge, so that the 'information economy'

may become a 'knowledge-based economy' and the technology be put at the

disposal of all. The underlying ICTs provide the potential for great

increases in productivity and many new and improved products and services.

However, history shows that the ability to convert this potential into

actual gains in productivity and improvements in living standards and

quality of life depends on a prolonged process of learning and

institutional change.

The technology in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the use which human

beings make of any technology which determines both the nature and extent

of the benefits. Moreover, these do not accrue automatically to everyone in

society. For most innovations, both benefits and costs are unevenly

distributed. While some individuals and groups may benefit greatly, others

may be seriously disadvantaged, through for example, loss of employment or

erosion of skills.

We welcome the opportunity to present this interim report based on the

group's first reflections, hoping that it might provoke discussion and help

us in formulating our final policy report. It gives us the chance to

identify a number of key themes which we believe should be moved to the

centre stage of the discussion of the IS, realising that it is neither

possible nor desirable to separate the social and societal aspects from the

technical, industrial and economic ones.

In the future there could be different models of Information Societies,

just as today we have different models of industrialised societies. They

differ in the degree in which they avoid social exclusion and create new

opportunities for the disadvantaged. In the White Paper on Growth,

Competitiveness and Employment, the Commission underlined the importance

of the social dimension which characterizes the European Model. A strong

ethos of solidarity should also characterize the European Model of the

Information Society. This is not an easy goal to achieve since the

traditional structures of the welfare state will have to undergo

substantial changes. To adapt to these changes, an active rather than

passive concept of solidarity is needed. We would like to emphasise four

features of such an active solidarity.

First and foremost, it is essential to view the IS as a "learning society"


     The UK National Focal Point for the European Libraries Programme

     (also known as the Telematics for Libraries Programme) has

     initiated a new e-mail discussion list, hosted by Mailbase.

     LIS-UKNFP will disseminate information on the European Libraries

     Programme, including the dates of Calls for Proposals.  It will

     act as a forum for discussion on the Libraries Programme, its

     projects, and related issues connected with European funding for

     library projects.  It is also intended that the list be used for

     partner finding.

     To join LIS-UKNFP, send a message to:

     Leave the subject line blank.  In the body of the message, type:

     Join lis-uknfp  

     The list is aimed primarily at those in the UK library and

     information community with an interest in the European Libraries

     Programme and related issues, but membership is open to all.

     Any questions, please contact the UK NFP at the address below.

     We look forward to welcoming you to the list!

     Rosalind Johnson

     UK National Focal Point for the European Libraries Programme

     The Library and Information Commission

     2 Sheraton Street


     W1V 4BH

     Tel: 0171 411 0058

     Fax: 0171 411 0057




6. Information and Call for Papers for "The Information Society"


 (An International Quarterly Journal)

journal, published quarterly by Taylor & Francis 

Titles of articles published in TIS Vol. 11 (1995) 

                         THE INFORMATION SOCIETY

   An "information technology revolution" that can stimulate

significant social change is clearly underway.  The exponential

growth in computational capability per unit dollar and rapidly

increasing bandwidth continues to fuel high expectations that

computerization will transform informational and social

structures. Connectivity among individuals, companies and

nations is forming what some are calling Cyberspace and

virtual communities and new forums and formats for electronic

publishing, communication and commerce. Since wealth, power

and freedom of action derive from control over, access to, and

effective use of, information and expertise, the shifting

organization of information technologies and social life -- large

scale and small scale -- is a major concern. These combined

trends have stimulated discussions the relationships between

technological change and social change. The term Information

Society has been a key marker for many of these studies and


   "The Information Society" journal (TIS), published since

1981, is a key forum for thoughtful analysis of the impacts,

policies, system concepts, methodologies and cultural change

related to these trends.  It is a refereed journal that publishes

scholarly articles, position papers, debates, short

communications and book reviews.

   TIS is a multidisciplinary journal whose audiences include

policy- and decision-makers and scientists in government,

industry and education; managers concerned with the effects of

the information revolution on individuals, organizations and

society; and scholars with an interest in the relationship

between information technologies, social/organizational life,

and social change. 

     TIS will be experimenting with new electronic and paper

formats, including a web server for abstracts and tables of

contents.  In addition, we are experimenting with a policy to

allow authors to identify 5 people who may receive copies of

the issue in which their article appears. 

     TIS's Editor in Chief, Rob Kling, is soliciting individual

articles and proposals from people who wish to organize and

edit special issues. He is interested in provocative analytical

articles or empirical studies that are written to advance our

understanding of the relationships between information

technology, related social practices and policies, and social

change.  TIS articles are typically 4,000-7,500 words long, and

are written vividly with coherent analyses and minimal jargon.

TIS also publishes shorter "position statements" of up to 2,000

words and debates in a new section, called "The Forum."




 "NewsBriefNews"                  Quarterly Newsletter

  Vol. 5, No. 2, 1996             ISSN 0929-0923 (Email Version)


  CONTENT:                                     COLUMN:


  GL*SSARY, An Internet Project                  1

  Netherlands Symposium on GL                    2

  U.S. Workshop - GreyWorks'96                   3

  A GL-Resource 'Made-to-Order'                  4

  FAQuiz - Win a Set of GL Publications          5

  Publication Order Form                         6



  TransAtlantic, Grey Literature Network Service

  Koninginneweg 201

  1075 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  Tel/Fax: 31-20-671.1818








GL*SSARY is the third in a series of projects established by

GreyNet in order to build resources in Grey Literature. The first

project from 1992-1994 was linked to the First International

Conference on Grey Literature. It was intended to produce a

bibliographic database and an "Annotated Bibliography". That

project was implemented within the GL'93 Conference structure,

whereby participants and others interested in the field of grey

literature could provide bibliographic records and abstracts.

Likewise from 1994-1996, within the conference structure of

GL'95, the Second International Conference on Grey Literature,

information on persons and organisations, along with their

respective products and services within the field of grey

literature were compiled and edited. The results of that project

have rendered an "International Guide to Persons and Organisations

in Grey Literature". This resource like the first, is available

both in printed and electronic versions.

The GL*SSARY Project (1996-1998) is currently in a planning stage

and will commence in the second half of this year. The name

GL*SSARY is a play on words, which implies 'a Glossary of terms

used in Grey Literature'. The project will likewise be

implemented within the conference structure of GL'97, the Third

International Conference on Grey Literature to be held  in

Luxembourg on November 13-14, 1997. The procedure for compiling

and editing the information for GL*SSARY will proceed in three

phases. In Phase 1, a key list of terms derived from the

Annotated Bibliography, the International Guide, and the full

text of Conference Papers on grey literature will be compiled.

In Phase 2, The key terms used by specific authors, researchers,

and corporate authors will be emailed to them, and they will be

requested to provide concise examples and/or explanations of its

use. And, in Phase 3, the GL*SSARY database will be made

available on the Internet and its printed counterpart will be

published. This new resource will be expected to demonstrate

"What the key terms are in the field of grey literature, Who uses

these terms, and How are they used". This R&D Tool will attempt

to put into perspective a very complex and expanding field of

information science. GL*SSARY will link past results, while

focusing on the future of grey literature.


In November 1989, the first Netherlands Symposium on Grey

Literature was organised by the WTI Council chaired by Professor

A.O. Kouwenhoven from the University of Amsterdam. Since then,

that Council has ceased its activities; however, the interest in

grey literature has continued to emerge. We have seen a number

of seminars and workshops on grey literature organised in various

countries. Since 1993, two International Conferences have dealt

with the complexities of this expanding field of information.

NLGL'96, the Second Netherlands Symposium on Grey Literature, has

taken as its theme "GL in Network Environments". There will be

speakers from both the public and private sectors including:

Elsevier Science Publishers, Philips Research, the Universities

of Tilburg and Twente, 'de Volkskrant' a Dutch Newspaper, etc.

NLGL'96 **********************************************************

Date         :                   September 13, 1996

Time         :                   9:00 - 17:15 hours

Location     :                   Amsterdam

Language     :                   Dutch

Contact      :         



In September 1993, the first U.S. Workshop on Grey Literature was

held in Crystal City, Virginia. It was organised by NASA in order

to improve access to foreign grey literature.

GreyWorks'96, the Second U.S. Workshop on Grey Literature, is

being organised by GreyNet in cooperation with OSS, Inc. The

focus of GreyWorks'96 is geared to "Information Forecasts and

Grey Literature" and its goal is threefold:

1. To synthesize the (meta)information generated in this field

   and present it in a state-of-the-art,

2. To reverse the premise that "information transfer is a

   prerequisite to knowledge transfer", and use the knowledge that

   has already been generated in this field in order to explore new

   parameters for grey literature, and

3. To encounter firsthand, examples of resources, methods, and

   policies that successfully exploit grey literature in printed and

   electronic environments.

The speakers for GreyWorks'96 are from NASA, NTIS, CIS, Ei,

Access Innovations, IIA, the National Library of Education, etc.

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Time         :                   9:00 - 17:00 hours

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8.  Announcing / Annonce :

Volume 2, number/numero 3 (winter/hiver 1996)


(ISSN 1198-5291)

Accessible by/par WWW:  

        William J. Andrews, "Nurturing the Global Information Commons:

        Public Access, Public Infrastructure"

        Harry Hillman Chartrand, "The 1995/96 Federal Cultural Budget"

        Forum on Bruce Morton's "Canadian Federal Government Policy and

        Canada's Electronic Information Industry" / Forum sur "Canadian Federal

        Government Policy and Canada's Electronic Information Industry" par

        Bruce Morton


                Vivienne Monty

                Kirsti Nilsen

                Peter Gillis

                Helen Katz

                Bruce Morton

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Editorial Board:  Andrew Hubbertz, Editor (University of Saskatchewan

Libraries), Nancy Brodie (National Library of Canada), Gail Dykstra

(Micromedia, Ltd.), Darlene Fichter (University of Saskatchewan

Libraries), Bruno Gnassi (Depository Services Program, Canada

Communications Group - Publishing), and Vivienne Monty (York University


The journal is published quarterly by the editor at the University of




9.  Subject:       Delivering information support electronically

Does your library use electronic communication to deliver user 

education, information skills training, or reference/enquiry services

to your users? If so, the NetLinkS project at the University of 

Sheffield is keen to find out about your work.

I would be most grateful to hear from anyone who uses

computer-mediated communication (Internet-based and other) to

offer information support to learners/researchers in higher education.

For example, this could include: the use of email or WWW to provide

user education or enquiry services; the use of discussion lists, bulletin

boards, electronic conferencing facilities, MUDs or MOOs to provide

a virtual educational environment. The NetLinkS project is keen to gain

an international picture of professional developments in this area, so I

would particularly like to hear from those of you who are providing 

these kinds of services outside the UK.

NetLinkS is based in the Department of Information Studies at the

University of Sheffield, and is funded by the HEFCE's Joint Information

Systems Committee as part of the Electronic Libraries programme.

For more information, our URL is:

I am working on a Masters dissertation project in association with the

NetLinkS project.

If you would be willing to take part in a brief electronic survey on this

topic, please contact me directly, and I will later email the questionnaire

to you. I would be very grateful if people could help, and I will of course

be happy to share my findings with subscribers to this list.


Sarah Ashton

M.A. Librarianship & NetLinkS Project.

Information Studies Dept., University of Sheffield

Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN



10.  Subject:       Electronic communication with FID


Because of major problems with the internal and external email within the 

Royal Library in The Hague (the host of the FID General Secretariat) We 

would like to ask you to use the following email address for all 

electronic mail communications. A new system is being installed at the 

moment but it will take some time to make it operational.

Ben G. Goedegebuure

Executive Director

International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID)

P.O. Box 90402



Tel.: +31 70 3140671

Fax.: +31 70 3140667




11.  Subject:       "Information Research"

Volume 1, No. 3 of "Information Research" the 'house journal' of the

Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, is now

available at the home page for the journal:


Professor Tom Wilson

Head of Department of Information Studies

University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, U.K.

Tel. +44-114-282-5081   Fax. +44-114-278-0300




12.  Subject:       Re: Electronic Journals on the Internet?

A good source of information is the Directory of Electronic Journals,

Newsletters and Academic

Discussion Lists, which is published by the Office of  Scientific and Academic

Publishing of the

Association of Research Libraries.  The fifth edition was published this May.

In addition

to the print version, an electronic version is available at


For citations to works about scholarly e-journals, see my bibliography on


Electronic Publishing of Scholarly Works: A Selective Bibliography," which is


periodically.  The URL is  See

the sections on

Electronic Serials and Related Electronic Resources.  There are links to the

full-text of

cited papers or to other revelant material if such resources are available.

Best Regards,

Charles Bailey



13.  Subject:       Cooperative institutional subscriptions to commercial

subscription e-journals

QULOC (Queensland University Libraries Office of Co-operation) is a

consortium of the university libraries in Queensland (9) and the Southern

Cross University in Northern NSW. Its main purpose is to pursue cooperative

ventures that benefit its member libraries, either financially,

administratively or from the viewpoint of enhanced client service.

In 1995, QULOC initiated a collaborative e-journal service to provide access

to a range of gratis e-journals assessed as relevant to the interests of the

QULOC libraries. The QULOC e-journal service is very selective and only

quality core journals are selected for inclusion in the service. All URL

links are regularly checked to ensure relaibility and consistency of access.

For anyone interested in looking at the service, the URL is:

QULOC is now considering (foolishly some would say) adding some commercial

subscription e-journals to the service. This, of course, raises a number of

interesting issues guaranteed to give every e-journal producer an instant

migrane. What would be the subscription cost for multiple user access from a

multi-institutional consortium; how would access for a multi-institutional

consortium with over 100,000 potential users be controlled; can the journal

data file be copied to a server which then provides multi-instititutional


Before we embark on this project we would be interested to hear from anyone

who has entered this "black hole" before us, how you fared and if you

managed to find any light at the end of the tunnel.

Any assistance or information would be very appreciated.

Thank you

Malcolm Campbell

Convenor, QULOC Co-operative Resources Working Party





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   ###     ###   ##   ###   ##  #   ###   #   Interpersonal Computing and

   ###     ###   ##   ###   ##      ###               Technology:

   ###     ###   ##   ###           ###        An Electronic Journal for

   ###     ########   ###           ###            the 21st Century

   ###     ###        ###           ###

   ###     ###        ###   ##      ###             ISSN: 1064-4326

   ###     ###        ###   ##      ###               April 1996

 #######   ###        ########      ###     Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 1-6


               Published by the Department of Education

               University of Maryland Baltimore County

            Additional support provided by Georgetown University

             This article is archived as CONTENTS IPCTV4N2 on



1. Letter from the Managing Editor

2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles

3. Table of Contents and Abstracts

4. Editorial Board

5. Copyright Statement


1. Letter from the Managing Editor

The transition to AECT publication of this journal is proceeding smoothly.

This will probably be my last issue as Managing Editor, while I will

remain a member of the editorial board.  It certainly has been an amazing

four year span for me, personally and professionally.

Joining IPCT-L four years ago last February started a chain of events

that has changed my whole life.  I had not even considered a doctorate at

that time; I do my comprehensive examinations in August, having completed

doctoral coursework in both Adult/Distance Education and Instructional

Systems Design.  My dissertation will focus on LISTSERV lists as voluntary

associations of Adult Learners, with IPCT-L as my case study.

E-journals were in their infancy when Zane pioneered this one; now they

have become a respectable venue for publication, and are indexed and

stored where even non-internet literate scholars can access them.

IPCT-J has its own WEB pages, where you can retrieve current and

back issues:


FTP and Gopher are no longer supported at Georgetown for the journal.

We again invite your submissions to IPCT-J.  IPCT-J is indexed in ERIC

and articles with a distance education emphasis are indexed in the British

Open University database.  I have also found links to the IPCT-J web

pages turning up in an increasing number of lists of distance education



mauri collins, Managing Editor


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2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles


        Articles are stored as files at LISTSERV@LISTSERV.GEORGETOWN.EDU.

To retrieve this file, send the GET command appearing both before and after

the article abstract to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.GEORGETOWN.EDU.  Back issues of

the journal are stored at LISTSERV@LISTSERV.GEORGETOWN.EDU.  To obtain a

list of all available files, send the following message to



The name of each issue's table of contents file begins with the

word "CONTENTS".


3. Contents


To retrieve this article GET GIBSON.IPCTV4N2


Stephanie Gibson,

University of Baltimore, MD


This article offers some thoughts about how our new techniques

and technologies --  specifically hypertextual writing and the

World Wide Web -- veer away from characteristics embedded in

print.  It begins with a selective examination of narrative: How

it finds a home in culture and in academia, and what it becomes

in the hands of technology other than print. The literature of

hypermedia provides a helpful framework for examining the

rhetorical and symbolic implications of the World Wide Web.

Fissures between print narrative and World Wide Web narrative

exhibit how coherence is negotiated and understood in these two

media.  Characteristics unique to the World Wide Web will inform

a narrative coherence which values qualities different from those

currently found in the linear world of print.  Web coherence will

in part be anchored in associative, linked structures.  Some

suggestions and questions about the direction of rhetorical

structure for the World Wide Web are posed.

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Pages: 7-26

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Leslie Miller, Melissa Chaika, and Laura Groppe

Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning and

Center for Research on Parallel Computation

Rice University


    In today's technology reliant society, the divide between

those who are proficient  in computer technology and those who

are not is increasing along class, ethnic, and gender lines.

More specifically, the technology gap in relation to gender has

become so prevalent that it spans everything from the number of

female computer science majors to differences in females'

perception of computer utility. We believe that the lack of

gender-sensitive computer games compounds these differences.

Prefaced withprevious research indicating differences in patterns

of computer use and perceptions for males and females, this

article reports the characteristicswhich adolescent girls prefer

in entertainment software.  Based upon focus group responses,

several paradigms emerge that give insights for software

development which will stimulate girls' interests in computing

and, ultimately, in associated professions.

To retrieve this article GET MILLER.IPCTV4N2

Pages : 27-36


To retrieve this article GET YOUNG.IPCTV4N2


Michael Young, Ph.D. & Pam Campbell, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut,


The University and Natchaug School entered into a partnership

with two corporations to establish an integrated voice, video and

data link, using  fiber, coax and twisted pair connections.  This

system included full video conferencing capabilities as well as

the ability of each site to control the resources of the other.

In the process of using the network, we learned several things.

+ Page 4 +

We learned that the best users of the systems were students.  We

learned that technological systems are embedded in social

systems, and the technology can add new burdens for maintaining

courteous and respectful private interactions.  We learned that

building such a system is a dynamic ongoing process, that often

relies heavily on the good will and trust of the collaborating

organizations.  And, we learned that success (even limited

success) breeds its own problems.

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Pages: 37 - 46


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IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT Edited by Lance Strate, Ronald

Jacobson, and Stephanie B. Gibson

Reviewed By

James A. Capo, Ph.D.

Communication and Media Studies Department


This review of _Communication and Cyberspace_, edited by Strate,

Jacobson and Gibson highlights the collection's cultural and

humanistic approach to concepts of computer mediated

communication.  It analyzes the function, form and meaning

sections of the book through an assessment of the editors' own

essays in these sections.  At the heart of this review is how

essays in the book deal with the differences between the

"realities" of culture before computer mediated communication

(CMC) and the "prospects" for communication and culture in the

emerging inter-networked reality CMC generates.

Pages:  47 - 52

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4.  Editorial Board


PUBLISHER:                    Department of Education

                              University of Maryland Baltimore County


Susan B. Barnes               Communication Arts Department

                              Marymount Manhattan College


Zane L. Berge                 Director, Training Systems, ISD Graduate


                              University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Gerald M. Santoro             Center for Academic Computing,

                              Pennsylvania State University


Mauri P. Collins              Adult and Distance Education Program

                              The Pennsylvania State University


Manuel Bermudez               University of Florida

                              Computer & Information Sciences

Thomas Berner                 The Pennsylvania State University.

                              Journalism & American Studies

Morton Cotlar                 University of Hawaii


William Eadie                 Speech Communication Association

                              Associate Director

LaDonna C. Garrett            Fashion Institute of Technology,

                                 State University of New York

                              Fashion Buying & Merchandising Dept.

Stephanie B. Gibson           University of Baltimore

                              Communications Design

Theodore S. Hopf              Washington State University


Alice Horning                 Oakland University

                              English and Rhetoric

Vladimir Klonowski            Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical


                              Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Donald Kraft                  Louisiana State University

                              Computer Science

Scott Kuehn                   Clarion University of Pennsylvania


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Paul J. Lippert               East Stroudsburg State University



Edward Mabry                  University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.


Rory McGreal                  TeleEducation New Brunswick, Canada

                              Executive Director

David Schroeder               Valparaiso University

                              Business Administration

David Sims                    University of Prince Edward Island,


                              Veterinary Medicine

Wendy Snetsinger              The Pennsylvania State University.

                              Instructional Systems

Lance Strate                  Fordham University

                              Communication and Media Studies

Pekka L. Vakkilainen          University of Helsinki

                              Independent Educational Consultant

Amy Zelmer                    Central Queensland University, Australia

                              Health Science

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5. Copyright Statement


Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the

                             21st Century

Copyright 1996 University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Copyright of

individual articles in this publication is retained by the individual

authors.  Copyright of the compilation as a whole is held by the

University of Maryland Baltimore County. It is asked that any

republication of this article state that the article was first published

in IPCT-J.

Contributions to IPCT-J can be submitted by electronic mail in APA style




15.  Subject:       LITA Conference Scholarship Announcement

     If you know anyone who is currently attending library school, please

     forward this announcement to them. LITA is offering two $2,500

     scholarships to assist library school students in attending the

     LITA/LAMA National Conference in Pittsburgh this October. Response to

     the initial request has been less than desired. Please don't miss out

     on this great opportunity!  KW

LITA Offers Conference Scholarship

Library school students who are interested in information technology

are encouraged to apply for one of two scholarships to the LITA/LAMA

National conference 'Transforming Libraries' to be held Oct. 13 -16,

in Pittsburgh, PA. Two scholarships for $750 to cover conference

registration and help defray travel expenses will be awarded through

a competitive application process. LITA is able to offer these

scholarships thanks to a generous donation from the GEAC Users' Group.

Award recipients will also receive a free one year LITA student


To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be currently

enrolled at an ALA-accredited library school, they must have completed

any technology-related coursework required for graduation from their

program, and they must be able to attend the conference. Applicants

must be recommended by a faculty member and the library school dean,

and complete a 500 word essay explaining how attendance at the

LITA / LAMA National Conference will enhance their technology-related

education goals. The total number of applicants is limited to two per

library school.

Information on how to apply for the scholarship is available from

the LITA Office. Phone: 312-280-4269, Fax: 312-280-3257, or email

Valerie Edmonds:  for a complete application packet.

Applications must be completed and received at LITA by June 3, 1996.

Additional information about the LITA / LAMA National conference is

available on the World Wide Web at:

Information about the Conference Scholarship is available at:

If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact Kate

Wakefield, LITA Membership Committee Chair at the address below.


 Kate Wakefield, Network Svcs. Manager

WLN  PO Box 3888  Lacey, WA  98509-3888

800-DIAL-WLN  or  360-923-4065 (direct)  or



16.  Subject:      ACRL/CNI Internet Education Project

----------------------------Original message----------------------------

The ACRL IS ETech Committee, CNI, and CWRU are pleased to announce the Web

site for the ACRL/CNI Internet Education Project at:

The goal of the site is to provide for the sharing of selected Internet

instructional materials.  Visit the site for a more complete statement of

goals and background, selection criteria, credits, the call for materials,

and directions for submission.


Tom Klingler




ACRL=Association of College and Research Libraries

IS= Instruction Section (of ACRL)

ETech= Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee (of the ACRL IS)

CNI=Coalition for Networked Information

CWRU=Case Western Reserve University



17.  FARNET's Washington Update --- April 26, 1996


o  1996 Appropriations stalemate finally ends while FY97 appropriations

round heats up

o  FCC proposes free spectrum for community networking





After months of negotiations and two partial government shutdowns, the

President and the Republican Congress finally came to agreement this week

on an omnibus spending bill for the remaining five months of FY96.  The

bill includes appropriations for the NSF and Commerce among several other

agencies.  At the same time, authorization and appropriations bills are

being worked through committees in the House for FY97 which begins on Oct.


The final FY96 budget for NSF came to $3.22B --- $40M above what the House

and Senate had previously agreed upon this year.   However, this week also

saw the House Science Committee authorize NSF spending for FY97 at only

$3.25B, a $75M cut from NSF's $3.325 request, which would give NSF less

than a 1% raise over FY96.

NSF has generally faired well amidst Republican (specifically House Science

Committee Chair Robert Walker (PA)) efforts to cut science spending for all

but what they define as "basic science."  Democrats protested that the

omnibus science authorization bill passed out of the committee this week

was done too hastily, bypassing subcommittees for a one-day full committee

session.  Ranking Science Committee member George Brown (D-CA) complained

that, among other things, "The Republican bill would eliminate the Social

Science directorate....[and make] arbitrary personnel cuts at the National

Science Foundation."

The Commerce Department's TIIAP (Information Infrastructure Grants) program

scraped by with an (anticipated) $21.5M for FY96.


Apple's NII Band petition which was filed almost a year ago at the FCC will

finally see some action there.  The FCC today released a Notice of Proposed

Rulemaking that proposes to make 350 megahertz of spectrum available for

use by unlicensed equipment termed "NII/SUPERNet" devices.  The Commission

voted 4-0 to release the proposal.  The proposal comes after Apple Computer

petitioned the FCC last year to create a "NII Band" that would permit

high-speed data communications available to anyone without licensing or

air-time charges.

The FCC's NPRM would make spectrum from 5.25-5.35 GHz and 5.725-5.875 GHz

available to devices that would fall under Part 15 of FCC rules, mandating

only minimum technical standards and a basic "listen-before-talk" protocol

standard.  The FCC would also place power and out-of-band emissions limits

on the devices, thus allowing only short-range (probably indoor or within

campus) networking.

The Apple petition last year advocated allowing users to use the devices

for long-range (community-based with particularly emphasis on rural areas)

communications.  A rival group called the WINForum (made up of a number of

telecommunications companies) balked at the idea of long-range use of the

spectrum (which might cut into their businesses).  Apple's long-range

proposal may not be dead yet though.  Commissioner Ness, in a separate

statement on the NPRM, said she was "intrigued by the Apple long-haul

proposal, which contemplates low-cost broadband links from homes to schools

and libraries," but pointed to a number of questions that would need to be

resolved before the Commission could proceed with such a proposal.

The FCC clearly sees this proposal as an effort to help fulfill the

President's promise to connect every school in the country to the

"information superhighway."  The NII/SUPERNet proposal is aimed at helping

schools and other institutions do that without having to go to the expense

of wiring entire buildings.  Furthermore, the proposal may help take the

wind out of the sails of those who have recently been pressuring the FCC to

include inside wiring of schools in the universal service mechanism for

schools and libraries - the Snowe-Rockefeller-Kerry provisions from the new

telecom law.



Written from FARNET's Washington office,  "FARNET's Washington Update" is a

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acknowledge EDUCOM's NTTF and the Coalition for Networked Information for

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18.  Subject:       Your Complete Internet Guide

Dear Friend,

Are you new or a veteran to the internet?  If so, I have the most

comprehensive book you'll ever find about the internet. It goes over

every aspect of the internet in full detail. This is a 170 page, 15

chapter book. Here's a small example of the many things it contains.

* How to get unlimited access to the internet for only $19.95/month-

   That's 24 hours, 7 days a week!

* Everything you ever want to know about E-mail

* Advanced E-mail

* How to start your own mailing list

* Full detail on Usenet

* How to start your own Usenet newsgroup

* How to build your own web page

* Complete guide to the World Wide Web

* How to use Telnet

* Finding library catalogs in Telnet

* How to stay in touch with the world from Belarus to Brazil

* Complete guide on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and ALL its commands 

* All you want to know about MUDs on the internet 

* How to participate in college classrooms on the internet 

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Checks by fax works like this.  Instead of waiting 2 to 5 days for the

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you can simply tape your check to a piece of paper and fax it. Your

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* If you have any questions feel free to call me at: 216-226-8799



19.  Subject:       Version 21 of E-Publishing Bibliography Available

Version 21 of "Network-Based Electronic Publishing of Scholarly

Works: A Selective Bibliography" is available.  This updated PACS

Review paper presents selected articles, books, electronic

documents, and other sources that are useful in understanding

scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet and

other networks.  Most sources have been published between 1990

and the present; however, a limited number of key sources

published prior to 1990 are also included.  Where possible,

links are provided to sources that are available via the


The bibliography has the following sections:

2.1 Directories

2.2 Economic Issues

2.3 Electronic Books

2.4 Electronic Serials

    2.4.1 Case Studies and History

    2.4.2 Critiques

    2.4.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals

    2.4.4 General Works

    2.4.5 Library Issues

    2.4.6 Research

2.5 Future Scenarios

2.6 General Works

2.7 Legal Issues

    2.7.1 Intellectual Property Rights

    2.7.2 Other Legal Issues

2.8 Library Issues

    2.8.1 Cataloging, Classification, and URIs

    2.8.2 Digital Libraries

    2.8.3 General Works

    2.8.4 Information Integrity and Preservation

2.9 New Publishing Models

2.10 Publisher Issues

2.11 Related Electronic Resources

Best Regards,


Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Director for Systems and

Editor-in-Chief of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review,

University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX

77204-2091.  E-mail:  Voice: (713) 743-9804.

Fax: (713) 743-9811.



20.  Subject:	2 Year Information Fellows Program (Connecticut)

Connecticut College, a highly selective liberal arts college has

established a two-year Information Fellows Program.

The fellow will recieve a joint appointment between computing and the

library, with a mentor from each area.  A work plan will be designed to

include visible projects that will provide optimal career experience

based on the skills and goals of the Fellow and the needs of the


This unique opportunity, the only program in a merged information

services environment, offers a two year appointment reporting to the

Dean of Information Services.

Required:Outstanding communications/interpersonal skills. Masters Degree

in library science, computer science, media technology or related field.

Reports to the Dean of Information Services.

Stipend of $32,000 per year plus special benefits.

Please send resume, cover letter and names of four references to

Information Fellows Search Committee, Connecticut College, Box 5251,

270 Mohegan Avenue, New London CT  06320.

Affirmative Acction/Equal Oppurtunity Employer.

For More Information http:\\\isfellow.html

                    Reinette F. Jones          or

university of kentucky / libraries / (606) 257-7818



21. Subject:       International summer school

An International Graduate Summer School in Librarianship and Information

Science (IGSS) was first held in Aberystwyth Wales in 1973. IGSS aims to

provide an opportunity for librarians and information professionals from

all over the world to discuss matters of common concern and learn of recent 


IGSS is held at the Department of Information and Library Studies at the 

University of Wales Aberystwyth in conjunction with the School of 

Librarianship and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

 In 1996 there will be two summer schools running in parallel.

The Summer School on Electronic Libraries ( directed by Lucy Tedd) will cover

recent developments which enable the worldwide access of information via the

Internet, the growth of multimedia information systems, electronic document 

delivery systems, the role of librarians in making their users aware of

all these developments and the impact on traditional library services. The

Summer School on Health Informatics will cover planning and implementing health

information systems, resource management,electronic patient records, telemedicine

and health-based resources on the Internet.

 The schools will take place in Aberystwyth from 24th June to 13th July

1996.The comprehensive fee covering registration,tuition, accommodation and 

a 3-day study tour will be 1800 pounds sterling for the Electronic Libraries

Summer School and 2200 pounds sterling for the Health Informatics summer school.

Here are some comments from IGSS 95:

 we gained a lot of experience of multimedia and the Internet

 good package of continuing education

 the lectures were well organised and the lecturers were very friendly

 we had ample opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.

There were 20 participants at IGSS 95 from a wide range of countries

including Brunei, Colombia, Greece,Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia,

Norway, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Switzerland, Tanzania and Thailand .

 For further information please contact:Joyce Wallace, IGSS

Administrator,Department of Information and Library Studies, University

of Wales Aberystwyth, SY 23 3AS. e-mail:



22. The Critical Review of Library & Information Science Literature:

                      an International Electronic Journal

                                Call for Papers


The Critical Review of Library & Information Science Literature: an

International Electronic Journal (CRLISL) aims to provide an electronic

publishing channel for critical review of works in the field of library and

information science. It accepts article contributions from the whole library

world. So far, book reviews are only secondary materials attached at the end

of some print library journals and there are no article reviews at all. The

CRLISL intends to stimulate critical reviews of both books and journal

articles in the library and information science. Without criticism, a

profession won't grow in a healthy way.


All article contributions should be submitted in the electronic format in

the following methods:

        1. via e-mail (as mail messages or as attached documents

           or files) to the Editor [];

    or  2. via ftp (In this case, you need to contact the Editor

           []for an ftp address, username and password.)

If your article is too long for your email system to handle, try to send it

in separate parts or as an attached document or file to your email message.


In contrast with the traditional print journal, our e-journal does not

impose limitation to the article length. In other words, our authors don't

need to confine their thought to the arbitrary limit of a fixed space.


CRLISL adopts the Publication Manual of the American Psychological

Association, (4th ed.) for its reference style, with the following


        1. spell out the first or given name of the author,

           rather than using the initial letter;

        2. use quotation marks to cite an article in a journal

           or chapter in an edited book;

        3. italicize rather than underline the title of a book

           or a journal.


All copyrights belong to the author, not to the CRLISL. He or she is

therefore permitted to republish his or her article anywhere else. The

CRLISL does retain the right to maintain a copy of those articles on each of its

various electronic publishing channels.


CRLISL is published through the following channels:

        CRLISL Web Page [];

        ICLC Listserv [];

        ICLC FTP Site [];

        Direct E-Mail Delivery to Subscribers.


The frequency of this publication will be biannual to start with and may

change in future, depending on the quantity and quality of articles

submitted. In principle, we will strive to publish your articles as soon as

possible so as to facilitate information exchange with this electronic

medium in this electronic age. The format of electronic publication frees us

from the bondage of fixed frequencies, thus enabling us to cater better to

the publication needs of our authors in a timely manner.

CRLISL is scheduled to publish its inauguration issue on June 1, 1996. Hereby,

we cordially solicit article contributions. Please refer to the Guidelines

for Article Contributions for proper methods of contribution.


To subscribe to the Critical Review of Library & Information Science

Literature: an International Electronic Journal, you may either send a

subscription message to the Editor via email at, or subscribe

to our ICLC Listserv.


For details about the Critical Review of Library & Information Science

Literature: an International Electronic Journal, please visit our web pages at:


***23.  Subj:  Snippets of News to end a long column

Dear all

Some snippets picked up while scanning my snail mail:

(Kerry Smith, DIS, Curtin University) 


The March 1996 issue of BRITISH LIBRARY NEWS (p1)  announces major changes 

to the structure of the Library's Research and Development 

Department.  We are to see a reshaped, smaller, more focused unit with 

former project managers becoming research analysts and developing 

specialist areas of expertise.  "(t)here will be a move away from the 

Department's traditional publishing programme.  Research 

findings will be posted on the Internet or in more traditional forms 

by the grant holders themselves or commercial publishers."  We can 

also expect a more widely circulated "Research Bulletin".


Commission of the European Communities.



on the main events in the information market 1993-1994

IMPACT programme (EC programme for the establishment of an 

information services market).   Brussels 24 October 1995.

ISBN 92-77-94572-9; ISSN0254-1475;  Catalogue number CB-CO-95-532-EN-C

The following is from the document's Introduction and executive 


The report originates from the European Commission's Information 

Market Observatory and  review the main developments in the European information 

services market since the completion of the previous report in July 

1993.  The content is not exclusively concerned with developments in 

the EU; wherever possible, data and analysis have been included on 

the EFTA countries, on the US and Japan, reflecting the increasingly 

global nature of the information industry, was well as the need for 

international comparisons ion order to assess the competitive 

position of European information companies in world markets.

During 1993-4 the focus of the Information Market Observatory's work 

has been widened to take into account the wider context in which 

the information services now operates and it reflects the convergence 

of sectors including the hardware and software industries, 

telecommunications, cable and satellite industries as well as those 

industries concerned with information content.

Issues which are emphasised include:

    the emergence of electronic superhighways;

    increasing government conviction that the development of 

         information infrastructures are essential to business;

    Countries such as USA, Japan, Canada and the EU are laying the 

        foundations for an information society;

    Convergence of information sectors;

    Continued dominance of the on-line industry in Europe;

    Uneven penetration of information technology and infrastructure 

       in Europe.

The report will make interesting reading for information policy 

analysts and others interested in these issues.


This document may be circulated freely 

with the following statement included in its entirety: 


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Volume 6 Issue 1/2. 

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