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1st Edition

Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries

ISBN 9780789019356
Published July 1, 2002 by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

“Advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” --Arthur C. Clarke

This well-researched book makes sense of the new advances in electronic services and resources available to science and technology libraries. It will familiarize you with the latest collection development, reference service, and information service technologies. Inside you’ll find case studies, examples of successful implementations of emerging information technologies, helpful tables and figures, screen shots, and more!

In addition to bringing you up to date on the latest trends in the area, Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries will provide you with essential background information on these important technologies.

With Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries, you’ll learn:

  • how the University of Arizona Libraries access remote electronic resources
  • how journal articles containing complex mathematics are published on the Web--including the latest developments in MathML, PDF, OpenMath, and more
  • how the e-resource registry approach can be integrated with existing custom Web-based services
  • how to use user-centered criteria to evaluate electronic journals
  • how to use e-prints (electronic preprints) to break the stranglehold that journal publishers have over science libraries
  • how to get the most from electronic reserves-with tips and techniques for implementing an e-reserves service, negotiating copyright issues, and more
  • how to implement a successful current awareness services program
  • how the next generation of library portals will impact sci-tech libraries
  • and much more!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Electronic Resources
  • Access to Remote Electronic Resources at the University of Arizona
  • Providing Access to Online Government Documents in an Academic Research Library Collection: A Case Study in the Geosciences
  • Publishing Mathematics on the Web
  • Creative Applications of a Web-Based E-Resource Registry
  • Performance Measures for Electronic Journals: A User-Centered Approach
  • A Brief History of E-Prints and the Opportunities They Open for Science Librarians
  • Electronic Services
  • Bringing the Human Touch to Digital Library Services
  • Re-Envisioning Instruction for the Electronic Environment of a 21st Century Science-Engineering Library
  • Electronic Reserves in the Science Library: Tips, Techniques, and User Perceptions
  • Trends in Current Awareness Services
  • Library Portals, Simultaneous Search, and Full-Text Linking Technologies
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Mary Schlembach (Author) ,  William Mischo (Author)