Emerging Issues in the Electronic Environment

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This book examines the rapid advances in technology and scientific discovery that have changed the way sci/tech library users seek information—changes which have also necessitated increasingly high levels of skill in information technology and advanced subject knowledge from librarians. From negotiating the intricacies of working with e-journals to simplifying the data collection process, anyone involved in allocating library resources or prioritizing research agendas will find relevant, useful information here, ...
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Overview

This book examines the rapid advances in technology and scientific discovery that have changed the way sci/tech library users seek information—changes which have also necessitated increasingly high levels of skill in information technology and advanced subject knowledge from librarians. From negotiating the intricacies of working with e-journals to simplifying the data collection process, anyone involved in allocating library resources or prioritizing research agendas will find relevant, useful information here, as will those involved in library education.
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Kevin Lindstrom
Kevin Lindstrom, MLIS, Physical Sciences & Engineering Librarian, Science & Engineering Division, Main Library, University of British Columbia
AN EXCELLENT STARTING POINT for further exploration. . . . Provides a glimpse into changes in scientific communication brought on by the Internet, the challenges for libraries in e-journal publishing and archiving, the emergence of the virtual patron, and the need for virtual instruction. Highlights include a thorough discussion of the issues and economics surrounding e-journal publishing and archiving as well as the impact that bundled e-journal subscriptions have on library acquisition budgets.
Lynne Rudasill
Lynne Rudasill, MSLS, Associate Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
EXTREMELY USEFUL. . . . THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND WELL-WRITTEN. . . . Clearly articulates the issues that librarians and users from many disciplines will be grappling with in the years to come.
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Jeannie P. Miller)
  • Scientific Communication: New Roles and New Players (Julie M. Hurd)
  • Too Important to Be Left to Chance—Serendipity and the Digital Library (Elizabeth B. Cooksey)
  • For Better or Worse: The Joys and Woes of E-Journals (Linda L. Eells)
  • Scan It and They Will Come . . . But Will They Cite It? (Michael Fosmire)
  • The Use of Online Supplementary Material in High-Impact Scientific Journals (Thomas Schaffer and Kathy M. Jackson)
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Bibliometrics in the Electronic Environment: The Case of the Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science (Tony L. Bremholm)
  • Information Overload: Keeping Current Without Being Overwhelmed (Patrick Sullivan)
  • The Impact of Electronic Bibliographic Databases and Electronic Journal Articles on the Scholar’s Information-Seeking Behavior and Personal Collection of "Reprints" (Robert B. McGeachin)
  • Biology Databases for the New Life Sciences (Katherine S. Chiang)
  • Map and Spatial Data Acquisitions in the Electronic Age (Joanne M. Perry)
  • The Virtual Patron (Lesley M. Moyo)
  • Webinar Technology: Application in Libraries (Karen J. Docherty and Angi Herold Faiks)
  • Preserving Digital Libraries: Determining "What?" Before Deciding "How?" (Jean Marie Deken)
  • Index
  • Reference Noted Included
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