Information Technology and Libraries

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, March

Access to Information in Both CitaDel and FirstSearch: A Comparative Study of Dissertation Coverage
Theses and dissertations submitted to universities and colleges in the United States are accessible in many different formats and through many different vendors. Electronic access is provided by such vendors as DIALOG, BRS, FirstSearch (OCLC), and CitaDel...
BookWorm Electronic Book Reader
Because of its capacity to store and quickly search huge amounts of data, compact disc has found a niche in trade catalogs, bibliographic databases, and, more recently, encyclopedias. With its ability to link disparate information and multimedia capacity,...
Building the Foundations of Virginia's Virtual Library
In 1993 the directors of the academic libraries of Virginia proposed a budget initiative designed to radically increase the amount of resource sharing by their libraries by building on their history of cooperation through use of new technological developments....
David Meets Goliath on the Information Superhighway: Venezuela in the Context of the Electronic Communication Networks
For Latin Americans, information is a resource and an important factor in the creation of wealth. The answers or obstacles to information and electronic communication appropriation are more of a political and socioeconomic nature than of a technical...
Digitization and the Creation of Virtual Libraries: The Princeton University Image Card Catalog - Reaping the Benefits of Imaging
History of the Project An OPAC was installed at Princeton University in the Firestone Libraries in 1981. Approximately six million pre-1981 catalog cards were not converted to the OPAC, but were still very much used. These catalog cards, stored in 5,107...
Introduction
As the role of information technology in libraries increases and the ability to communicate globally becomes commonplace, exchanging knowledge about these advances across boundaries is inevitable. An ideal forum for such discussion is within the programs...
Introduction
Mountain Lake, Virginia, was the sparkling venue for the Fourth Annual Directors' Conference, which drew more than eighty participants for three days in September. Eight distinguished speakers, whose presentations registered as crisp and clear as the...
McGraw-Hill Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
The McGraw-Hill Multimedia Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (MEST) is an electronic version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (7th ed.) and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (5th ed.). NEST includes...
Online Music Symbol Retrieval from the Access Angle
The symbols for sharp and flat in music notation present special problems for the retrieval of music materials from online catalogs. The authors surveyed music technical services librarians to determine how these retrieval problems are dealt with in...
The Virtual Library Foundation: Staff Training and Support
Special Note: This article contains references to a number Of online examples of items covered in the article. These may be accessed using World Wide Web client software (such as Lynx or Mosaic) and entering the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) provided...
Transforming Acquisitions to Support Virtual Libraries
Libraries are intrinsically involved in the current evolution from paper to digital resources. Printed materials such as books will always be a part of library collections, but the ratio of print to electronic resources will continue to shift toward...