This book, first published in 1996, provides readers with practical ideas on managing the challenges of the electronic information environment. The proceedings of the tenth anniversary conference of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), the book covers how electronic publishing impacts the dissemination of knowledge in general and specific related issues. Contributors include librarians, publishers, vendors, and editors of electronic journals. They offer readers diverse perspectives about: copyright law in the digital world; the future of information dissemination; challenges of innovative approaches to providing information in electronic format standards for identifying and citing electronic resources; bibliographic control of Internet resources; and organization of service delivery to meet the challenges of evolving technology.
1. Introduction Mary Ann Sheble and Beth Holley 2. The Internet Information Delivery Revolution Ann Ercelawn 3. Gopher Gold and Gopher Gears: Using and Maintaining Gophers Betty Landesman 4. Electronic Dream Catchers and Spinning Charlotte's Web: Using and Maintaining World Wide Web Services Steve Oberg 5. NASIG Tenth Anniversary Conference Panel Tina Feick 6. From Serial Publications to Document Delivery to Knowledge Management: Our Fascinating Journey, Just Begun Paul Evan Peters 7. The ACM Electronic Publishing Plan and Interim Copyright Policies Peter J. Denning 8. Copyright in an Electronic Age: Making New Vintages From the Great Old Grapes Gale Teaster-Woods 9. Whose Work is it Anyway? Perspectives on the Stakeholders and the Stakes in the Current Copyright Scene Ann Okerson 10. The Transformation of a Nation: The Impact of Politics and the Potential of Technology on Information Access in South Africa Dianne Leong Man 11. Security and Uses of the Internet Steven M. Bellovin 12. Serials in the Networked Environment Carroll Davis 13. SCAN: Scholarship from California on the Net Rebecca Simon 14. Resources for Mathematicians: The Evolution of e-MATH Ralph Youngen 15. Electronic Journal Update: CJTCS Janet H. Fisher 16. Developing an Electronic Journal: A John Wiley & Sons Project Melissa Nasea 17. Carnegie Mellon University and University Microfilms International ‘Virtual Library Project’ Charles B. Lowry and Denise A. Troll 18. Recent Steps Toward Full-Text Electronic Delivery at Elsevier Science John Tagler 19. Springer-Verlag's Electronic Projects Beatrice L. McKay 20. The Alarmists versus the Equilibrists: Re-examining the Role of the Serials Professional in the Information Age Thomas W. Leonhardt 21. What If They Started Talking? New Roles for Staff in Change Management: A Case Study David S. Goble and Kathleen Brown 22. The Rhetoric of Serials at the Present Time Eyal Amiran 23. Five Years of Bryn Mawr Classical Review James J. O’Donnell 24. Mr. Serials Revisits Cataloguing: Cataloguing Electronic Serials and Internet Resources Eric Lease Morgan 25. U-R-Stars: Standards for Controlling Internet Resources Priscilla Caplan 26. Trading Back Issues on the Internet Joseph P. Hinger 27. New Technology and Traditional Sources Sandy Gurshman 28. Cataloguing Electronic Journals: The University of Virginia Experience Mary Ellen Soper 29. Optimizing Serials Access in the Online Catalogue Patricia M. Wallace 30. Truck and High-Tech: Document Delivery in the '90s Gail Julian 31. Serials Interfaces: Planning and Implementation Roger L. Presley 32. Preparing Tomorrow's Serial Leaders: Creating New Alliances Among Library Schools, Libraries, and Serial Professionals Katy Ginanni 33. Change and the Impact on Serials Staff Jay Harris 34. CONSER Live: A Conversation With CONSER Coordinator Sally Sorensen 35. Making the Most of Electronic Journals: Library and Secondary Publisher Perspectives Judy Luther 36. What's In It For Us? Internet Use in Technical Services Lauren Noel 37. Using the RFP Process to Select a Serials Vendor: A Work in Progress Bill Willmering 38. Cataloguing Computer Files as Serials Cathy Kellum 39. Training Aid in Cataloguing Gopher Sites and Electronic Serials Beverley Geer 40. Transformation in the Library Bindery Through Increased Preservation Awareness Marilyn P. Fletcher 41. Automating Journal Use Studies: A Tale of Two Libraries Karen Cargille 42. Scholastic Journals at the Crossroads Rita Echt 43. Implementing Teams for Technical Services Functions Cathy Tijerino 44. Changes to the Serial Item and Contribution Identifier and the Effects of Those on Publishers and Librarians Cindy Hepfer 45. If Publishers Perished, Just What Would Be Lost? Barbara Woodford