LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research
Electronic Journal ISSN 1058-6768
1998 Volume 8 Issue 1; March.
Bi-Annual LIBRE8N1 NEWS


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

ACRL/CNI INTERNET EDUCATION PROJECT

Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 08:58:22 -0500
Sender:
"STS-L (Science and Technology Section, ACRL)" <STS-L@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU>
From: Teressa M Wittig <wittig+@andrew.cmu.edu>
Subject: Call for submissions to ACRL/CNI Internet Education Project

Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 16:12:27 -0600
To: STS-L@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU
From: Julie Borden <j-borden@nwu.edu>

-----------Call for Materials----------

Together with the CNI, the Emerging Technologies in Instruction Committee
of the ACRL Instruction Section is sponsoring a WWW site to identify
exemplary user education and training materials related to the Internet
and networked information resources. Instructional materials would
include Computer/Web-based instruction sites, digital texts, course
materials, syllabi, workbooks, and bibliographies. Digital submissions
are strongly encouraged. If the submission is available on the Internet,
it is sufficient to send the URL.

The intention of this project is to provide a screening mechanism to
encourage the wide distribution of exemplary instructional materials
concerning networked information resources and the Internet itself and to
improve access to those materials by bringing them together on the
network. For more information, visit our Web site at

http://www.cwru.edu/affil/cni/base/acrlcni.html

To submit materials to be considered, or for further information send
e-mail to
user-ed-submit@po.cwru.edu.

Include the following information with your submission:
1. Title.
2. Author(s).
3. Objective(s) of the materials.
4. Intended audience of the materials
5. Your name and complete contact information including mailing address,
e-mail, fax, and URL.
6. Permission statement from the author(s) for use on this site.
7. Any necessary copyright clearances.
8. Any necessary disclaimers.



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Julie Borden
j-borden@nwu.edu
Electronic Research Services Librarian
Northwestern Univ. Library
Evanston IL 60208
847-491-2176
fax: 847-491-8306
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BEYOND THE BEGINNING: the Global Digital Library

Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
Subject: [DOC] "Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library"
proceedings

A full report of the presentations given at Beyond the
Beginning: The Global Digital Library, an international
conference organised by the UK Office of Library
Networking on behalf of JISC, CNI, BLRIC, CAUSE and
CAUL and held on June 16 and 17, 1997 in London, UK, is
now available at a mirror site at CNI:

<http://www.cni.org/regconfs/1997/uk-content.html>

A wide variety of speakers from the UK, US, Japan, and
Australia gave presentations on topics concerning the
global digital library, scholarship, and higher education.
According to the compilation editor, a number of themes
emerged from the conference, including:

"- the developing world of digital information, and its
impacts on professionals and infrastructures;

- research and development programmes, notably those of
the European Union, the UK's eLib, the British Library,
Japan, and Die Deutsche Bibliothek;

- the changing relationships between information,
education and learning, with their fascinating and
tantalising glimpses of possible societal futures;

- measuring activities in the information field, in real
institutions and in research environments;

- progress in the essential field of metadata, where efforts
continue to make the internet live up to its potential by
making its contents easy to navigate;

- recent developments in the domain of user
authentication;

- current issues in the fraught area of intellectual property,
source of thorny problems made even sharper when
global requirements are taken into account."

I encourage you to have a look at these proceedings and
share this information with others on your staff.

Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-5098
FAX: (202) 872-0884
Internet: joan@cni.org
http://www.cni.org/

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News from the BRITISH LIBRARY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTRE RESEARCH BULLETIN (Spring 98, issue 19):

REPORTS ON THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF LIBRARIES: a research and demonstration programme to explore different aspects of the social role of libraries and the benefits they offer to their communities:

1. The social impact of public libraries: a literature review. Evelyn Kerslake and Margaret Kinnell, Dept Info and Lib Studies, Loughborough Univ. Published by the Community Services Group of The Library Assn, 1997. 79pp.

Available from Andrew Green, The Group, c/- Liverpool Libraries and Information Services, Central Library, William Browne St, LIVERPOOL L3 8EW UK

2. Social audit of public library and information services. Bob Usherwood and Rebecca Linley. Univ Sheffield, forthcoming (brochure says March 1998). Contact: Dept Inf Studies, Univ Sheffield, Western bank, SHEFFIELD S10 2TN UK

3. Open to interpretation: community perceptions of the social benefits of public libraries. Kevin Harris. Community Development Foundation, 1998. 34pp. Available from: Community Devel Foundation, 60 Highbury Grove, London N5 2AG UK (cost 4pounds +post)

4. Beyond book issues: the social potential of library projects. Francois Matarasso. COMEDIA. December 1997, 58p, 15pounds inc p&p (but to Oz??)
available: COMEDIA, The Round, Bournes Green, Stroud, Glos GL6 7NL, UK

5. Libraries and community development. The national survey of public library authorities. Lindsay McKell, Andrew Green, Kevin Harris. Community Devel Foundation and Community Services Group, 1998. 15 pounds inc p&P (but to Oz??). Available from Andrew Green, Liverpool Libs - see above.

Plus

INFORMATION UK2010 by Patricia Layzell Ward, Rhian Thomas, Barry Goldberg, 25p, Published as INFORMATION UK OUTLOOKS. issue no 26, Sept 1997, (ISSN 1351-4113). Available from Library Information Technology Centre, South Bank University, 103 Borough Rd, LONDON, SE1 0AA


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COMPUTING AND THE HUMANITIES: PROMISE AND PROSPECTS:
A NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES COMPUTING ROUNDTABLE

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 15:25:55 -0500
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From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
Subject: [DOC] Computing And The Humanities: Promise And Prospects

NINCH ANNOUNCEMENT
March 3, 1998



"Computing And The Humanities: Promise And Prospects,"
A National Arts and Humanities Computing Roundtable

Summary Report Published by American Council on Learned Societies

<http://www.acls.org/op41-i.htm>


A summary report of the "Computing and the Humanities," roundtable meeting
conducted last year at the National Academy of Sciences has now been
released as an "Occasional Paper" by the American Council of Learned
Societies. It is also available online.

NINCH was an organizing sponsor of this meeting together with the Computer
Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, the
Coalition for Networked Information and the Two Ravens Institute.

Determined to find more effective ways of working productively together in
networking cultural resources, a prominent group of scholars, teachers and
practitioners in the arts, humanities and computer and communications
sciences met for what proved to be a most stimulating conversation, in
which the possibilities and challenges of productive collaboration were
equally examined. For all involved, this day was clearly the first step in
continuing conversations that could lead to practical productive projects.

Print copies of the publication may be obtained by contacting Candace
Frede, Office of Publications, ACLS, 228 East 45th Street, New York, NY
10017-3398. Fax: (212) 949-8058. E-mail: candace@acls.org.


David Green

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David L. Green
Executive Director
NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR A NETWORKED CULTURAL HERITAGE
21 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington DC 20036
www-ninch.cni.org
david@ninch.org
202/296-5346 202/872-0886 fax


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DIGITAL LIBRARIES INITIATIVE - PHASE 2

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 14:52:51 -0500
Sender: "ASIS-L: American Society for Information Science"
<ASIS-L@asis.org>
From: Maria Zemankova <mzemanko@NSF.GOV>
Subject: Digital Libraries Initiative - Phase 2: letters due 4/15/98
Comments: To: ASIS-L@asis.lib.indiana.edu
To: ASIS-L@asis.lib.indiana.edu

Digital Libraries Initiative - Phase 2
Announcement Number NSF 98-63 (NEW)

See: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1998/nsf9863/nsf9863.htm

DUE DATES:
FY 1998 Competition
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Letters of Intent: April 15, 1998
Full Proposals: July 15, 1998

FY 1999 Competition
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Letters of Intent: February 15, 1999
Full Proposals: May 17, 1999


INTRODUCTION

Innovative digital libraries research and applications will be jointly
supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Library of Medicine (NLM),
the Library of Congress (LoC), the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and
others. This announcement describes the goals and features of Digital
Libraries Initiative - Phase 2 (DLI-2), with particular attention on NSF
interests and requirements. More detailed information on the
domain-specific interests of the partnering agencies may be obtained from
them. Within NSF, DLI-2 is administered by the Division of Information and
Intelligent Systems (IIS) of the Directorate for Computer and Information
Science and Engineering (CISE). Supporting Directorates include the
Directorate for Education and Human Resources and the Directorate for
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. Contacts for these and related
activities at other agencies are referenced at the end of this announcement.

The current effort extends the joint NSF/DARPA/NASA "Research on Digital
Libraries Initiative". Since announcement of that initiative, digital
libraries research and applications efforts have proliferated; new
communities of researchers, information providers and users have become
engaged; the definition of a digital library has evolved; technologies have
advanced; stores of digital content have increased dramatically; and new
research directions have emerged. These advances point to a future in which
vast amounts of digital information will be easily accessible to and usable
by large segments of the world's population.

To help achieve this, the Digital Libraries Initiative - Phase 2 plans to:

Selectively build on and extend research and testbed activities in
promising digital libraries areas;
Accelerate development, management and accessibility of digital content and
collections;
Create new capabilities and opportunities for digital libraries to serve
existing and new user communities, including all levels of education;
Encourage the study of interactions between humans and digital libraries in
various social and organizational contexts.

Electronic information is being created by many people and data gathering
instruments in many forms and formats, stored in many repositories around
the world, and becoming increasingly interconnected via electronic
networks. Digital libraries research is faced with the challenge of
applying increasing computational capacity and network bandwidth to manage
and bring coherence, usability, and accessibility to very large amounts of
distributed complex data and transform it into information and knowledge.
Since digital libraries are meant to provide intellectual access to stores
of information, research in this initiative is concerned with developing
concepts, technologies and tools to gain use of the fuller knowledge and
meaning inherent in digital collections. For example, for users this means
intelligent search, retrieval, organization and presentation tools and
interfaces; for content and collections providers this means new
information types, structures, document encoding and metadata for enhancing
context; for system builders this means designing hardware and software
systems capable of interpreting and implementing users' requests by
locating, federating and querying collections to provide the user with the
structured information sought.

PROGRAM GOALS

The primary purposes of this initiative are to provide leadership in
research fundamental to the development of the next generation of digital
libraries, to advance the use and usability of globally distributed,
networked information resources, and to encourage existing and new
communities to focus on innovative applications areas. Since digital
libraries can serve as intellectual infrastructure, this Initiative looks
to stimulate partnering arrangements necessary to create next-generation
operational systems in such areas as education, engineering and design,
earth and space sciences, biosciences, geography, economics, and the arts
and humanities. It will address the digital libraries life cycle from
information creation, access and use, to archiving and preservation.
Research to gain a better understanding of the long term social, behavioral
and economic implications of and effects of new digital libraries
capabilities in such areas of human activity as research, education,
commerce, defense, health services and recreation is an important part of
this initiative.

Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other
organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between
fundamental science and technologies development and use, through
partnerships among researchers, applications developers and users.

.....

CATEGORIES OF SUPPORT

All awards for this announcement made by NSF will be as grants or
cooperative agreements to academic institutions and qualified non-profit
research organizations. Partnership arrangements with other groups are
encouraged, including subcontracts with the single proposing organization.

NSF expects to fund two general types of projects under this initiative:

1. Individual investigator research grants.
Awards will not exceed $200,000 per year, for 1 to 3 years.
2. Multi-disciplinary group research projects.
Awards will not exceed $1,200,000 per year, for 1 to 5 years.

The number of awards will depend on the quality of proposals received, the
availability of funds, and considerations for creating a balanced overall
program. Total support for the initiative from federal sponsors is
projected to be $40-$50 million over the 5 year Initiative. Awards will not
exceed $1,200,000 per year, except in exceptional circumstances. Ideas for
projects requiring support above this level should be discussed with the
NSF program officer before proposal preparation.

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Please see the full announcement for additional information.

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NOTES:

1. We are seeking CREATIVE proposals at ALL levels that will significantly
advance digital libraries research. I would like to encourage the
Information and Data Management Program community to play an active role in
the conception of innovative DLI proposals.

2. Although there is overlap between Knowledge and Distibuted Intelligence
(KDI), Program Annoucement NSF 98-55
(http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9855),
in particular its Knowledge Networking component, and Digital Libraries,
note that the Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI) is strongly interested in
collections and users. Proposals for DLI should involve people making use
of information (or make it clear that users' needs are the driving
motivation of the proposed research).

KDI is a fundamental research support program which does not stress
collections of information. All KDI proposals, however, must be
interdisciplinary. If the focus of a proposal is on information or user
communities which now exist, it may be better in DLI; if the focus is on
the creation of new information or communities, it is perhaps better in KDI.

3. Inquiries:
Stephen M. Griffin
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)
Program Director: Special Projects
Digital Libraries Initiative
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Mail: National Science Foundation | e-mail: sgriffin@nsf.gov
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1115 | phone: (703) 306-1930
Arlington, VA 22230 | fax: (703) 306-0599
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4. Information on DLI - Phase I projects, see:
http://www.cise.nsf.gov/iris/DLHome.html


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Maria Zemankova, Ph.D.
Program Director, Information and Data Management (IDM)*
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)**
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1115
Arlington, VA 22230

email: mzemanko@nsf.gov Phone: 703-306-1926 Fax: 703-306-0599
URL: http://www.cise.nsf.gov/iis/idm_home.html

* Formerly: Database and Expert Systems (DBES)
** Formerly: Information, Robotics & Intelligent Systems (IRIS)

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EFFECTIVE USE OF ONLINE SERVICES - CIRCIT POLICY FORUM REPORT

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 11:50:32 +1000
Return-path: <link-owner@boomer.anu.edu.au>
From: "Abrahams, Rachel" <RAbrahams@circit1.circit.vut.edu.au>
Subject: New CIRCIT Publication: Effective Use of Online Services

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Effective Use of Online Services - CIRCIT Policy Forum Report
by Evelyn Richardson, Sarah Miller and Supriya Singh
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Increasingly there appears to be a shift in policy consideration in
Australia from structuring the carriage elements of the communications
industry to a focus on the issue of developing applications and
encouraging use. The recent establishment of the National Office for
Information Economy (NOIE) reflects this approach.

The CIRCIT Policy Forum, conducted in November 1997, brought together a
diverse group of people concerned with the issue of how government,
business and the broader community might collaborate to grow and develop
the effective use of online services and electronic commerce in
Australia.

This report outlines the priorities identified for urgent attention and
collaboration across all sectors:
* An appropriate regulatory and policy framework must be put in
place in the next six months which facilitates the adoption of online
services;
* Accelerate the uptake of electronic commerce to achieve cost
savings to the community, proivde employment opportunities, and improve
community service levels;
* Resolve core infrastructure issues as soon as possible;
* Develop a 'national report card' which monitors Australia's
progress towards effective use of online services;
* Stimulate market uptake with a range of possible initiatives
identified;
* Facilitate greater overseas access for Australian companies; and
* Recognise access and equity issues, particularly for rural and
remote Australians who face specific barriers in accessing online
services.

The Forum developed detailed action agendas which are also presented.
These are aimed squarely at ensuring that Australia realises the
potential of the information economy for improving our economic and
social well-being, and places itself among the ranks of the
international leaders, rather than the struggling followers.

Price: $45

To purchase this publication please contact Rachel Abrahams on 03 9248
1178 or rabrahams@circit.vut.edu.au

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(Centre for International Research on
Communication and Information Technologies)
Level 14, 300 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9248 1178
Fax: 03 9248 1170
Email: circit@circit.vut.edu.au


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FREDERICK G. KILGOUR AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY AND
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, SPONSORED BY OCLC AND LITA


Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 21:30:25 -0500
Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <JESSE@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU>
From: Gretchen Whitney <gwhitney@utkux.utcc.utk.edu>
Subject: Nominations sought for new research award (fwd)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 10:43:20 -0600
From: Jacqueline Mundell <jmundell@ALA.ORG>
To: ASIS-L@ASIS.ORG
Subject: Nominations sought for new research award


February 24, 1998

I am writing to ask you to help us by nominating worthy recipients
of the first Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and
Information Technology. The award, which is sponsored by OCLC
and LITA, consists of $2000 in cash and an expense paid (airfare and
two night's lodging) to the ALA Annual Conference at which the award
is given.
The award will be made to the person who demonstrates
achievement in real world research in the field of information technology
especially work that has had a positive and substantive impact on any
aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of
information or on the processes by which information is managed and
manipulated.
Nominating (including self-nominating) letters will be accepted
from any member of the American Library Association. They should
briefly state how the research is relevant to libraries, is creative and
innovative, builds on existing research and/or is the foundation for
future research, and addresses an important current problem. Nominees
will be asked to submit additional information to the committee.
Preference will be given to completed applied research.
(Current officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the
Kilgour Award Committee, and OCLC employees and their immediate
family members are ineligible.)
Send nominations by April 15, 1998 to Michael Gorman, Chair,
Kilgour Award Committee, Madden Library, 5200 N. Barton, Fresno, CA
93740-8014 (telephone 209-278-2403).

Michael Gorman
Chair, Kilgour Award Committee




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GEOSCIENCE INFORMATION SOCIETY
1998 FELLOWSHIP FOR GEOSCIENCE LIBRARIANS

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 09:24:57 -0800
Reply-To: dmcgarry@library.ucla.edu
Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Dorothy McGarry <dmcgarry@LIBRARY.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Fellowship for Geoscience Librarians


Fellowships to geoscience librarians from developing countries are
available for a six-week program in the U.S. and Canada, from September
9 through October 29, 1998. Sponsored by the Geoscience Information
Society (GIS), the fellowships will enable recipients to participate in
the Sixth International Conference on Geoscience Information in
Washington, D.C. (September 10-14) and the GIS annual conference in
Toronto, Canada (October 26-29), and to enhance their professional
skills through hands-on educational opportunities in American and
Canadian earth science libraries.

Fellowships will cover travel expenses to the Washington and Toronto
conferences and to host libraries, meeting registration fees, housing
(including placements with host librarians), and a small per diem.

REQUIREMENTS

* 1 - Full-time employment in a professional position in an
academic or governmental geoscience library in a developing country.

* English language proficiency, written and verbal. (See
"LANGUAGE SKILLS" section, below.)

* Submission of a completed application form, including a letter
of institutional support from your supervisor, by postal mail, fax, or
e-mail by April 15, 1998 to:
Claren Kidd
L.S. Youngblood Energy Library
University of Oklahoma
100 E. Boyd R220
Norman, OK 73019-0628
Fax 405 325-3180
electronic mail ckidd@ou.edu

As part of the selection process, finalists may also be asked to
participate in a pre-arranged telephone interview (paid for by GIS).

Fellowship recipients will be expected to take part in an open
discussion at each of the conferences and to present a paper on their
particular library programs. Six months after their participation,
recipients will be asked to evaluate the experience of their training
and how their libraries have benefited from it.

PERSONAL DATA

Name:
Sex: Male / Female
Date and place of birth:

Citizen of:
Permanent resident of:

Home address:

Home telephone:
Current position (job title):

Work address:

Work telephone:
Work fax:
Electronic mail:

Immediate supervisor:

Preferred mailing address: home / work / electronic mail

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE

Academic degrees (indicate college/university, year, and major subject):

Professional positions held, starting with your current job:

Describe your library (collections; facilities; staff; users; services;
computer equipment; etc.)


Describe your specific job duties and responsibilities:




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Memberships/activities in professional organizations:

Awards, honors, and fellowships:

Major publications and presentations:

Have you studied/worked in the U.S. or Canada before? (Explain.)


AUTOMATION SKILLS

Are you able to use the following? (Yes/No. If yes, indicate ability:
1=beginning, 2=fair, 3=good)

IBM-compatible personal computers

Macintosh computers

Microsoft Windows (3.x, 95, NT)

Word-processors (Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, etc.)

Spreadsheets or database management software (Microsoft Excel, etc.)

Electronic mail

Telnet

FTP

Web browsers (Netscape or Internet Explorer)

OCLC

DIALOG, STN, or other online systems (Specify.)

GeoRef

Local online catalog/circulation system (Describe.)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Non-native speakers of English are requested to provide TOEFL scores
from tests taken in the past two years. (Holders of academic degrees
earned in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or
New Zealand are exempt from the TOEFL reporting request.)

TOEFL scores:
Date tested:

Which other languages do you understand/speak fluently?

Which other languages can you read? Easily or with some difficulty?



FELLOWSHIP GOALS

What do you hope to gain from the experience of your GIS Fellowship
personally and professionally?

How will your library and its users benefit from your participation?
Discuss specific ways in which you plan to share your knowledge and new
skills in your home country.

What areas of geoscience librarianship are you most interested in
learning about during your visit? (e.g. database searching; Web-based
information resources; conducting reference interviews; map
librarianship; cataloging; collection development; acquisitions;
electronic journals; automation/library systems)

Please list any additional skills or qualifications that you feel are
pertinent to your application.

RECOMMENDATION FOR PARTICIPATION (to be completed by your supervisor)


How long have you supervised the applicant?

Please rate the applicant's performance in the following areas:
(Excellent/Good/Fair)

Professional knowledge (librarianship)

Work habits

Dependability

Automation skills

Oral communication

Written communication

Relations with library staff

Relations with library users

Adaptability to new situations

Resourcefulness and initiative

Analytical skills

Leadership qualities

Why do you feel the applicant will be successful in the GIS Fellowship
program?

Please discuss specific ways in which you will help the applicant share
his/her knowledge and new skills within your institution and with the
library community in your country.

Name of supervisor:

Title:
Institution:

Signature:

Date:

Claren M Kidd Telephone 405 325-6217
100 E Boyd R220 Fax 405 325-6451 or 405 325-3180
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019-0628 email ckidd@uoknor.edu
USA

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IFLA SEMINAR ON INTERLIBRARY LENDING AND DOCUMENT
DELIVERY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 14:54:16 +0000
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From: Sara Gould <Sara.Gould@MAIL.BL.UK>
Subject: New publication in ILL

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*NEW PUBLICATION FROM THE IFLA OFFICE AT BOSTON SPA*
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TOWARDS A MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE INTERLIBRARY LENDING AND
DOCUMENT DELIVERY IN AFRICA

Proceedings of an IFLA Seminar on Interlibrary Lending and Document
Delivery in Developing Countries held in Ghana, 15-17 April 1996

Edited by Victoria Dodoo and John O Amekuedee

1998 ISBN 0 9532439 0 7 Price 5.00 pounds sterling

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IFLA: WHAT’S NEW


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 12:44:18 -0500
Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Louise Lantaigne <louise.lantaigne@NLC-BNC.CA>
Subject: Now available on IFLANET

What's New! (http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/I/whatsnew/new.htm)

November

Statutes of IFLA

IFLA Journal - Volume 23, No. 5/6, 1997

INTERNATIONAL PRESERVATION NEWS - No. 15, August 1997

Section of Libraries for the Blind Newsletter - Fall ‘97

Teaching Information Problem Solving in Primary Schools: An
Information Literacy Survey.
By Penny Moore

Principal Support: Research from Canada.
By Dianne Oberg

Newsletters and newspapers: the circulation of news in Britain in the
17th and 18th centuries.
By Henry L. Snyder

The application of information technology to the bibliography of early
printed books.
By Henry L. Snyder

Older People and the Internet. By Lois Butler

The attitude of Icelandic principals towards school libraries: A survey.
By Hafdís Dögg Hafsteinsdóttir

Understanding principal patronage: developing and piloting a
quantitative instrument.
By James Henri and Lyn Hay

WORKSHOP: Literacy and Reading Services to Cultural and Linguistic
Minorities

IFLA Section on Library Buildings and Equipment - 1998-2001 Medium
Term Programme


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INFORMATION RESEARCH KEY (INFOKEY)


Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:52:51 +0800
From: director@cn.net.au (David Novak)
X-Sender: datalog@opera.iinet.net.au


My name is David Novak, I publish the Information Research FAQ, The
cn.net.au Research Site. I manage the Research Webring.

I wish to draw your attention to the Information Research Key (InfoKey)
which is a free shareware product - a collection of webpages which describe
research resources: Internet, library & commercial. Having the InfoKey on
your own computer makes for faster access & offline reading, but my real
interest is for libraries and workplace intranets to host a copy (for free)
to help their clients. It works as a website attachment.

I have the beta version online now at http://cn.net.au/tools/infokey.html
and will have the more polished version online next week. It corresponds to
all the research articles at http://cn.net.au


Thank you

David Novak
david@cn.net.au
http://cn.net.au
Perth Western Australia.


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JOURNAL OF INTERNET CATALOGING - NEWS ITEMS

Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 11:43:33 CST
Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Gerry McKiernan <JL.GJM@ISUMVS.IASTATE.EDU>
Subject: News Items for _Journal of Internet Cataloging_

News Items for _Journal of Internet Cataloging_

For my next _New from the Field_ column for _The Journal
of Internet Cataloging: The International Quarterly of Digital
Organization, Classification, and Access_ I would much appreciate
any and all news items about current or planned efforts for
organizing or providing enhanced access to Internet and Web
resources.

I am particularly interested in summaries of relevant presentations,
workshops, discussions, and/or programs held at the recent ALA
mid-winter conference held in New Orleans. Reports of other relevant
programs at other professional library, information science or
computer science conferences are also of interest.


I am also interested in:

*** Citations to relevant published research projects
notably journal articles or conference proceedings

*** Relevant research project descriptions
notably institutional or personal activities

*** Forthcoming conference or symposium announcements

*** Other relevant activities

As always, any and all items are most welcome.

Regards,

Gerry McKiernan
Curator, CyberStacks(sm)
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011


gerrymck@iastate.edu
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/


"The Best WAy to Predict the Future is To Invent It!"
Attributed to Peter Drucker


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LINKING PEOPLE TO THE GLOBAL NETWORKED SOCIETY --
EVALUATION OF THE ONLINE AT PA LIBRARIES PROJECT:
PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET THROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 11:58:00 -0500
Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
Subject: [DOC] The Impact of the Internet at Public Libraries

"Linking People to the Global Networked Society --
Evaluation of the OnLine at PA Libraries Project:
Public Access to the Internet Through Public Libraries"

by Charles R. McClure and John Carlo Bertot

October 15, 1997

The report on the impact of the Internet in Pennsylvania
public libraries is now available on the World Wide Web at:

URL: http://research.umbc.edu/~bertot/OnLinePA.html

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PROVIDING SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA SERVICES:
STRATEGIES FOR DESIGN AND OPERATION

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 16:45:08 PST
From: James Jacobs <jajacobs@odwin.ucsd.edu>
Subject: Data Services Workshop


The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
(ICPSR) Summer Workshop in providing services for social science data
will be offered again this summer. Details below. Please excuse
cross-postings.

---
Jim Jacobs, Data Services Librarian voice: (619) 534-1262
University of California, San Diego FAX: (619) 534-7548
9500 Gilman Drive Library 0175-R internet: jajacobs@ucsd.edu
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175




PROVIDING SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA SERVICES:
STRATEGIES FOR DESIGN AND OPERATION
August 3-7, 1998
Ann Arbor Michigan

This workshop is designed for individuals who provide local support
services for ICPSR and other numeric data for quantitative research.
Through discussion, hands-on computing exercises and homework, the
participants will examine how to plan and design appropriate levels of
service for local environments; identify and select data and documentation;
and use Internet tools for retrieval. Examples of topics covered include:
working with variables, critiquing data documentation, using ICPSR's
various data distribution formats; searching The Internet for social
science data; subsetting data files; examining and evaluating web-based
data extractors; ordering and downloading ICPSR data; and options for local
data delivery. Techniques and tools examined during the week will include
network file transfer tools; data verification techniques; specialized web
search engines and thesauri; and major statistical software. Throughout
the workshop, an emphasis will be placed on social science concepts and
terminology as well as on practical solutions to service delivery.

Instructors:
Diane Geraci, Library, SUNY Binghamton;
Charles Humphrey, Data Library, University of Alberta;
James Jacobs, Central University Library, University of California, San Diego

This course will meet August 3-7, six to eight hours a day. The first 20
applications with payment received by the Summer Program office will be
accepted. Application is considered incomplete unless accompanied by fee
payment. Registration is limited and cancellation less than 14 days prior
to the workshop is subject to a $50 late withdrawal fee. Individuals
applying for this course should check the "statistical one-week" box on the
application form.

The fee for the course is $850 for individuals from ICPSR member
institutions and $1700 for those from institutions not affiliated with
ICPSR. A list of ICPSR member institutions is available at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/ICPSR/Membership/ors.html

Additional information about the summer program is available at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog

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SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY

VERSION 14


Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 12:44:37 -0500
Sender: International Federation of Library Associations mailing list
<IFLA-L@INFOSERV.NLC-BNC.CA>
From: Terry Kuny <Terry.Kuny@xist.com>
Subject: [DOC] Version 14, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Date: Mon, 01 Dec 97 16:47:41 CST
From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU>


Version 14 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
600 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet and other networks.

HTML: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>
Acrobat: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf>
Word: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.doc>

The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are live links to
sources available on the Internet. It can be can be searched,
and it includes a collection of links to related Web sites
that deal with scholarly electronic publishing issues.

The Acrobat and Word files are designed for printing.
Each file is over 170 KB.

(Revised sections in this version are marked with an asterisk.)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History*
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
3.4 General Works*
3.5 Library Issues*
3.6 Research
4 General Works
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights
5.2 License Agreements
5.3 Other Legal Issues
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Classification, and Metadata*
6.2 Digital Libraries*
6.3 General Works
6.4 Information Conversion, Integrity, and Preservation*
7 New Publishing Models
8 Publisher Issues
8.1 Electronic Commerce/Copyright Systems
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies by the Same Author
Appendix B. About the Author


Best Regards,
Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems,
University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX
77204-2091. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu. Voice: (713) 743-9804.
Fax: (713) 743-9811.

<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/cwb/bailey.htm>
<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>

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SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY
VERSION 15

Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 10:41:02 CST
Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <JESSE@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU>
From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU>
Subject: Version 15, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 15 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
600 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet and other networks.

HTML: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>
Acrobat: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf>
Word: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.doc>

The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are live links to
sources available on the Internet. It can be can be searched,
and it includes a collection of links to related Web sites
that deal with scholarly electronic publishing issues.

The Acrobat and Word files are designed for printing.
Each file is over 160 KB.

(Revised sections in this version are marked with an asterisk.)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues*
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History*
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
3.4 General Works*
3.5 Library Issues*
3.6 Research
4 General Works*
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*
5.2 License Agreements
5.3 Other Legal Issues
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Classification, and Metadata*
6.2 Digital Libraries*
6.3 General Works
6.4 Information Conversion, Integrity, and Preservation
7 New Publishing Models
8 Publisher Issues
8.1 Electronic Commerce/Copyright Systems*
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies by the Same Author
Appendix B. About the Author


Best Regards,
Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems,
University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX
77204-2091. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu. Voice: (713) 743-9804.
Fax: (713) 743-9811.

<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/cwb/bailey.htm>
<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>

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SCHOLARLY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIBLIOGRAPHY
VERSION 16

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 14:37:12 CST
Sender: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum <JESSE@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU>
From: "Charles W. Bailey, Jr." <LIB3@UHUPVM1.UH.EDU>
Subject: Version 16, Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 16 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
is now available. This selective bibliography presents over
600 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources
that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing
efforts on the Internet and other networks.

HTML: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>
Acrobat: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.pdf>
Word: <URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.doc>

The HTML document is designed for interactive use. Each
major section is a separate file. There are live links to
sources available on the Internet. It can be can be searched,
and it includes a collection of links to related Web sites
that deal with scholarly electronic publishing issues.

The Acrobat and Word files are designed for printing.
Each file is over 180 KB.

(Revised sections in this version are marked with an asterisk.)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Issues
2 Electronic Books and Texts
2.1 Case Studies and History*
2.2 General Works
2.3 Library Issues*
3 Electronic Serials
3.1 Case Studies and History*
3.2 Critiques
3.3 Electronic Distribution of Printed Journals*
3.4 General Works*
3.5 Library Issues*
3.6 Research
4 General Works*
5 Legal Issues
5.1 Intellectual Property Rights*
5.2 License Agreements
5.3 Other Legal Issues*
6 Library Issues
6.1 Cataloging, Classification, and Metadata*
6.2 Digital Libraries*
6.3 General Works*
6.4 Information Conversion, Integrity, and Preservation
7 New Publishing Models*
8 Publisher Issues
8.1 Electronic Commerce/Copyright Systems*
Appendix A. Related Bibliographies by the Same Author
Appendix B. About the Author


Best Regards,
Charles

Charles W. Bailey, Jr., Assistant Dean for Systems,
University Libraries, University of Houston, Houston, TX
77204-2091. E-mail: cbailey@uh.edu. Voice: (713) 743-9804.
Fax: (713) 743-9811.

<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/cwb/bailey.htm>
<URL:http://info.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html>

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