Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, March

"A Library and Apparatus of Every Kind": The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia
The Electronic Text Center at the Univesity of Virginia combines an online archive of thousands of SGML-encoded electronic texts, all available through a single piece of search software, with a library-based center housing hardware and software suitable...
Building the Digital Library: The University of Michigan's UMLibText Project
Over the past decade, new data formats and new tools have emerged that hold the promise of greatly enhancing the resources available to scholars. The UMLibText initiative is one of several evolving projects designed to provide expanded and/or enhanced...
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities was established jointly by Princeton University and Rutgers University in 1991 to provide a national focus for the development, dissemination, and use of electronic texts in the humanities. The Center's...
Central European Conference and Exhibition for Academic Libraries and Informatics
On September 27-29, 1993, the Central European Conference and Exhibitionntral for Academic Libraries and Informatics was held in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, with more than four hundred attendees. The Lithuanian Librarians' Association jointed...
Electronic Texts in the Humanities: A Selected Bibliography
This is a suggested reference and reading list, whose purpose it to provide librarians with a bibilography of basic sources for understanding how scholars in the humanities use electronic texts and computer-based methods of analysis, for identifying...
'Jurassic Park' and Al Jolson: Thinking about the Information Revolution
A couple of weeks ago I was on a panel about the information revolution, and we were talking about electronic publishing and computer graphics. And Jurassic Park. I had a lot to say. I have been working on a short novel, called Still Frame, about...
MachTen 2.1: UNIX for Macintosh
Tenon Intersystems, 1123 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 963-6983; fax (805) 962-8202; Internet info@tenon.com. System requirements: Macintosh Classic or better. The reviewer recommends a 68030 processor or accelerator board. At the...
Mapping 1990 Census Data
Depository libraries can now receive electronic data products from the Bureua of the Census. Included in this category are the Summary Tape Files from the 1990 Census, the 1987 Economic Census, County Business Patterns, as well as TIGER, the Censu...
Microsoft Encarta
Microsoft Corporation, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399; 1-800-426-9400. Hardware and software requirements for playing sound, running animations, and displaying text and graphics: multimedia PC with 386SX or higher processor, 2 MB RAM or more...
NCLIS Plans Survey of Public Libraries and Internet
The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) has announced plan sto survey public library involvement with Internet, the global computer network of networks. Quick-response sample survey will be conducted in early January...
OCLC Users Council Discusses "Bibliographic Commons." (Online Computer Library Center)
The OCLC Users Council met October 10-12, 1993, to discuss a topic of common interest to those who contribute to and use the OCLC Online Union Catalog--the Bibliographic Commons. "The Bibliographic Commons and Beyond: Electronic Publishing and...
Poststructuralism and the ARTFUL Database: Some Theoretical Considerations
In order to attract new scholars to computers in the humanities, some researchers suggest that poststructuralist theories should inform how one queries textual databases. This paper argues that if we adopt a poststructuralist methodology to analyze...
RLIN Records Task Force: Institutional Perspectives on RLIN - Summary of Responses
As part of its charge to make recommendations on the form and content of the RLIN bibliographic files and ways to expedite record contributions, the RLIN Records Task Force distributed a brief survey to all RLG member representatives and the directors...
The Good and the Bad: Outlines of Tomorrow
Recently, I read a newspaper report of great interest to a new parent like me. A firm known as California Technology Enterprise Corporation is marketing an innovative gizmo--a spinoff of high-tech defense hardware--which they call "Beeper Kid," to...
The 'Rutgers Inventory of Machine-Readable Texts in the Humanities': Cataloging and Access
The Rutgers Inventory of Machine-Readable Texts in the Huamities was established in 1983 as a reference tool to help avoid duplication of effort for scholars and teachers in the humanities who want to use electronic texts in their work. The Inventory...