Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries

Electronic Resources and Services in Sci-Tech Libraries

by Mary Schlembach, William Mischo
     
 

“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

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“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!

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Editorial Reviews

Electronic resources offer new ways to handle the unchanged role of librarians: collecting source materials, organizing the materials, and providing efficient access to them. Schlembach (Assistant Engineering Librarian for Digital Products, U. of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign) and Mischo (library administration, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) present 11 papers discussing how librarians can continue to fulfill their roles using new technologies. Papers discuss information retrieval technologies, electronic journal functionality, preprint services, e-reference services, and other electronic-based services. Also published as Science & Technology Libraries, vol. 20, nos. 2/3 2001. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789019356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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