The Southern Media Resources Website (the University of Alabama)

Ann Power (Coordinator for Bibliographic Instruction and Bibliographer at the College of Communication, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)
Leigh Caskey (Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bibliographic Instruction, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)
Jason Clabaugh (Multimedia Assistant, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Describes a project at the University of Alabama conceived by the bibliographer for the College of Communication as a virtual center for Southern media in which scholars from various disciplines can engage in research in communication scholarship. Details the evolution of the idea from a grant idea for a physical facility to a cyber site for regional studies. Reports on the process a School of Library and Information Studies teaching assistant used in evaluating and compiling links in relation to a detailed outline of the communication field supplied by the bibliographer. Offers insights into online collection development (principles which guide selection and implications for Internet sources used to expand library horizons) as well as major considerations for design and construction of a useful Webpage for researchers. Theory and practice are combined in a new way of collection building which allows the extension of services across local, regional, national and transnational boundaries.



Power, A., Caskey, L. and Clabaugh, J. (1996), "The Southern Media Resources Website (the University of Alabama)", Collection Building, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 13-20.

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