LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal

ISSN 1058-6768
March, 2001

Bi-annual
Volume 11, Issue 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Research and Applications Section
(peer-reviewed)

A Study of the Information Needs and Uses of the Informal Sector in Uganda: Preliminary Findings

Robert Ikoja-Odongo
University of Zululand

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African Public Library Systems: a  Literature Survey

B.J. Mostert
Senior Lecturer: University of Zululand
Republic of South Africa


Essays and Opinions Section

Rough Seas and the Journal of Academic Librarianship: Differing Opinions by Two Academic Librarians

Steve McKinzie 

Social Science Liaison, Dickinson College
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA

Jocelyn Godolphin
Head, Humanities and Social Sciences, Koerner Library
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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Reviews Section

Cook, Allan R., ed., Alternative Medicine Sourcebook. 1st. ed. Health Reference Series. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 1999. 737 pp. ISBN: 0-7808-0200-4

Reviewed by Necia Parker-Gibson

Massimini, Kathy, ed. Genetic Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Information about Hereditary Diseases and Disorders, Including Hemophilia, Huntington's Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, and More; Facts about Genes, Gene Research and Therapy, Genetic Screening, Ethics of Gene Testing, Genetic Counseling, and Advice on Coping and Caring; Along with a Glossary of Genetic Terminology and a Resource List for Help, Support, and Further Information. 2nd ed. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2000. Series: Health Reference Series. 768 p. + xiv. ISBN: 0-7808-0241-1. $78.00.

Reviewed by Dean Hendrix

Muth, Annemarie S., ed. Asthma Sourcebook. Series: Health Reference Series. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 2000. 627 pp. ISBN: 0-7808-0381-7.

Reviewed by Dawn Olmsted Swanson

Swanson, Jenifer. Infant and Toddler Health Sourcebook. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2000. Series: Health Reference Series. 600 pp.
ISBN: 0-7808-0246-2. $78

Reviewed by Laurel K. Graham

Thompson, Clifford, ed. World Authors 1990-1995. New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1999. 863 pp. ISBN: 0-8242-0956-7. $110.

Reviewed by John R. Burch Jr.

Wasserman, Paul.  The Best of Times: A personal and Occupational Odyssey.  Omnigraphics, Inc., 2000.
ISBN: 0-7808-0433-3.

Reviewed by Ru Story-Huffman

Wenig, Scott A., Straightening the Altars: The Ecclesiastical Vision and Pastoral Achievements of the Progressive Bishops Under Elizabeth I, 1559-1579. Series: Studies in Church History: Vol. 10. Ed. William L. Fox. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2000. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-8204-4437-5.

Reviewed by David J. Duncan


News From Other Journals Section

Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements. Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items. I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.

Kerry Smith

Table of Contents

Current Cites (Digital Library SunSITE)

 

    Volume 11, no. 9, September 2000

    Volume 11, no. 10, October 2000

 

D-Lib Magazine

 

    November 2000

    January 2001

 

EJI: A Registry of Innovative E-Journal Features

 

GreyNet

 

iMP 

    

    September 2000

    November 2000  issue

 

Information Research    

 

    Volume 6 no. 1 October 2000

 

Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship

 

    Winter 2001 issue

 

Journal of the American Society for Information Science

(JASIS)

 

    Volume 51, Number 13

    Call for Papers - Special Topic Issue -    Web Research

 

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

(JASIS&T)

 

    Call for Submissions

 

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research_ (JAIR)

 

Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship (JSASL)

 

    Announcement and Call for Papers

 

 Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

 

    Version 35

    Version 34

    Version 33

Virtual E-Journals

 

 


News and Announcements Section

Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements. Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items. I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.

Kerry Smith

Conversion and Migration Criteria in Records Keeping Systems

 

Draft New South Wales Recordkeeping Metadata Standard

 

John Metcalfe Visiting Research Grant

 

Library and Information Commission. Research Reports

 

Scholarly Web Conferences

 

Using emulation to preserve digital documents


Conferences and Meetings Section

Conferences and Meetings is now continuously updated at
http://libres.curtin.edu.au/meetings.htm

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LIBRES Editorial Board for this issue:

Kerry Smith (Editor-in-Chief)
Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
k.smith@curtin.edu.au

Section Editors
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Scott Seaman ( Research and Applications Editor)
University of Colorado, Boulder
seaman@spot.colorado.edu

Ann Curry (Essays and Opinions Editor)
University of British Columbia
ann.curry@ubc.ca

Suzanne Milton (Reviews Editor)
smilton@ewu.edu

Kerry Smith (News, Meetings)
Curtin University of Technology
k.smith@curtin.edu.au

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Managing Editors

Derek Silvester (Technical Manager)
Curtin University of Technology
d.silvester@curtin.edu.au


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