Professional Literature

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Publication date: 1 June 2001


Gelfand, J. (2001), "Professional Literature", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 18 No. 6.



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Professional Literature

Editors' Note: This column would be more enhanced if it could include reviews of publications and works. Thus, it is dependent upon you, the readers of this newsletter, to take some initiative and let the editors know what you find useful and are most interested in. This is an open invitation to compose a review and publish it in this column. Let us know you are available! Please contact Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@ with your ideas.


Baker, Nicholson, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, Random House, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 00375504443.

Christensen, Gerry et al., Wireless Intelligent Networking, Artech House, Boston, MA, 2000, ISBN: 1580530842.

Freeman, Chris, As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, ISBN: 0199241074.

Goldstein, Paul, International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 00024776.

Held, Gilbert, DataOver Wireless Networks: Bluetooth, WAP, and Wireless LANS, McGraw Hill, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN: 0072126213.

Internet's Coming of Age: Report from the National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 2001, ISBN: 0309069920.

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss, Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, 2001, ISBN: 1578514398.

Litman, Jessica, Digital Copyright, Humanity Press/Prometheseus Books, Amherst, NY, 2001. ISBN: 1573928895.

Nielsen, Michael and Issac L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000, ISBN: 0521635039.

Perkins, Charles E., AdHoc Networking, Addison Wesley, Boston, MA, 2001, ISBN: 0201309769.

Pohjola, Matti, Information Technology, Productivity and Economic Growth: International Evidence and Implications for Economic Development, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001, ISBN: 01992433980.

Preston, Paschal, Reshaping Communications: Technology, Information and Social Change, Sage Publications, London, 2001, ISBN: 0803985622.

Rai, A.N., Communication in the Digital Age, AuthorsPress, Dehli, 2000, ISBN: 8172730284.

Stamatoudi, Irini A., Ed., Copyright in the New Digital Environment: The Need to Redesign Copyright, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2000, ISBN: 0421824603.

Tschang, F. Ted, Ed., Access to Knowledge: New Information Technologies and the Emergence of the Virtual University, Pergamon, Amsterdam, 2001, ISBN: 0080436706. Vol. 3 No. 2 (Spring 2001) of Library Philosophy and Practice is now available at

Yates, Joanne, Information Technology and Organizational Transformation: History, Rhetoric and Practice, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2001, ISBN: 0761923012.

Selected recent journal articles

Against the Grain, Vol. 13 No. 2, April 2001ISSN: 1043-2094Ana Arias Terry, "Chameleon in our Midst: How Scholarly and Professional Roles are Changing Due to Technology", pp. 26-30.

ASLIB Proceedings, Vol. 53 No. 2, 2001ISSN: 0001-253XJulie Rowbotham, "Location, Location, Location", pp. 58-61.Paul Sturges, "Gatekeepers and Other Intermediaries", pp. 62-7.Shaheen Majid, "Trends in Using CD-ROM in Academic Libraries of Three South Asian Countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka", pp. 68-76.

C&RL News, Vol. 62 No. 3, March 2001ISSN: 0099-0086Karmen N.T Crowther and Alan Wallace, "Delivering Video-streamed Libraries Orientation on the Web: Technology for the Educational Setting", pp. 280-5.

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 26, 2001Florence Olsen, "Scholars Urge a Boycott of Journals That Won't Release Articles to Free Archives" is more copyright-related than about copyright, per se, but may well be of interest to the group. I also recommend two of the references to which it links:

Converge, Vol. 4 No. 5, May 2001ISSN: 1530-3357John Fleischman, "Going Mobile: New Technologies in Education", pp. 36-41, also see

D-Lib MagazineKen Frazier, "The Librarians' Dilemma: Contemplating the Costs of the 'Big Deal'" at

IFLA Journal, Vol. 27 No. 1, 2001ISSN: 0340-0352Nurit Roitberg, "The Influence of the Electronic Library on Library Management: A Technological University Library Experience", pp. 12-18.

IFLA Journal, Vol. 27 No. 2, 2001ISSN: 0340-0352Christopher Edwards, "Global Knowledge: A Challenge for Librarians," pp. 65-9.John Akeroyd, "The Management of Change in Electronic Libraries", pp. 70-3.Ronald C. Jantz, "Technological Discontinuities in the Library: Digital Projects that Illustrate New Opportunities for the Librarian and the Library", pp. 74-7.Kate Sharp, "Internet Librarianship: Traditional Roles in a New Environment", pp. 78-81.

Information Outlook, Vol. 5 No. 4, April 2001ISSN: 1091-0808Martha K. Heyman, "Building Successful Relationships with IT Professionals", pp. 34-42.

Information Retrieval & Library Automation, Vol. 36 No. 11, 2001ISSN: 0020-0220Maxine Hattery, "Computers in Libraries: Digital Assistance for the Wired Student & E-Books for Fun", pp. 1-4.

Information Technology and Libraries, Vol. 20 No. 1, March 2001ISSN 0730-9295Michael Gorman, "Human Values in a Technological Age", pp. 4-11.Bryce L. Allen, "Boolean Browsing in an Information System: An Experimental Test", pp. 12-20.Alvan Bregman and Winnie S. Chan, "Customization of Library Service in a Cross-Platform Programming Environment", pp. 21-8.Dolores Fidishun, "People Servers vs. Information Providers: The Impact of Service Orientation on Technology Training", pp. 29-33.Lorrie Knight and Kimberly Lyons-Mitchell, "Measure for Measure: Statistics about Statistics", pp. 34-8.Richard L. Hart, John A. Olson and Patience L. Simmonds, "Laser Printing at Public Workstations: User Behaviors and Attitudes", pp. 39-43.A.A. Oduwole, "Use of CD-ROM Databases in Nigerian Academic Libraries", pp. 43-7.

InfoWorld, Vol. 23 No. 19, May 7, 2001 (see Lee, "Voice Over IP Gets the Call", pp. 1, 30.

InfoWorld, Vol. 23 No. 21, May 21, 2001 (see Orubeondo, "The Power of Voice", pp. 73-4.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2000ISSN: 1087-5301Bradley P. Tolppanen, Joan Miller and Martha H. Wooden, "An Examination of Library World Wide Web Sites at Medium-Sized Universities", pp. 5-17.Mathew Eberle, "Current Awareness Using PubMed: Current Web Services and Possibilities for Local Solutions", pp. 21-9.Chris Evin Long, "Web Site Design Resources for the Librarian: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, pp. 31-40.William T. Johnson, "EVEN: EnVironmental Education oNline: An Internet-Based Local Reference and Research Tool for Students and Faculty Worldwide", pp. 43-67.Terry L. Holtze, "Applying Learning Style Theory to Web Page Design", pp. 71-80.

Internet World, March 15, 2001ISSN: 1097-8291Whit Andrews, "Is the Web Dead?", see:

Internet World, May 15, 2001Surveyor, Jacques, "State of the Art: Web Development", pp. 28-35.Jonathan Hill, "The Vision of Dan Bricklin and Why the Web Means Power to the People", pp. 55-67.

Journal of Academic Librarianship, Vol. 27 No. 2, 2001ISSN: 0099-1333.James W. Marcum, "From Information Center to Discovery System: Next Step for Libraries", pp. 97-106.

Journal of Documentation, Vol. 57 No. 2, 2001ISSN: 00-22-0418D.C. Veal, "Progress in Documentation Techniques of Document Management: A Review of Text Retrieval and Related Technologies", pp. 192-217.David Bawden, "Information and Digital Literacies: A Review of Concepts", pp. 218-59.Leah Halliday and Charles Oppenheim, "Developments in Digital Journals", pp. 260-83.

Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 31 No. 2, 2000ISSN: 0193-0826Theme issue, entitled: "Research Collections and Digital Information"Harold Billings, "Shared Collection Building: Constructing the 21st Century Relational Research Library", pp. 3-14.Mary E. Jackson, "Research Collections and Digital Information: Will There Be a Role for Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services?", pp. 15-25.Anthony W. Ferguson, "Digital Library Selection: Maximum Access, Not Buying the Best Titles: Libraries Should Become Full-Text Amazon.coms", pp. 27-38.Joan R. Giesecke, Beth McNeil, Gina L.B. Minks, "Electronic Text Centers: Creating Research Collections on a Limited Budget, the Nebraska Experience", pp. 77-92.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 52 No. 6, 2001ISSN: 1532-2882John W. Fritch and Robert L. Cromwell, "Evaluating Internet Resources: Identity, Affiliation, and Cognitive Authority in a Networked World", pp. 499-507.

Learned Publishing, Vol. 14 No. 1, January 2001ISSN: 0953-1513James E. Till, "Predecessors of Preprint Servers", pp. 7-14.Kate Wittenberg, "The Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC)", pp. 29-32.

Learned Publishing, Vol. 14 No. 2, April 2001ISSN: 0953-1513David Taylor, "Never Mind the Textbook ­ Here's the Chapters", pp. 107-12.

Libraries Webzine, March 2001.ISSN: 1424-2729At: Fraser, "A Courier's Career" (HTML)Andre Heck, "Information Handling in Astronomy: Beyond Technologies and Methodologies" (HTML)Nathalie Pignard, Ingrid Geretschlager, Jocelyne Jerdelet, "Automated Treatment of Electronic Resources in the Scientific Information Service at CERN" (HTML)Antonella DeRobbio, "Online Resources for Mathematics in the Scientific Virtual Reference Desk" (HTML)Anita Hollier, "The Archivist in the Electronic Age" (HTML)

Library Hi Tech, Vol. 19 No. 1, 2001, Special Theme, Information Technology and DisabilitiesISSN: 0737-8831George Kerscher, "DAISY Consortium: Information Technology for the World's Blind and Print-disabled Population ­ Past, Present, and into the Future", pp. 11-14.John Cookson and Lloyd Rasmussen, "National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Digital Plans and Progress", pp. 15-18.John Cookson, Michael Moodie, Lloyd Rasmussen, "Digital Talking Book Standards Developed by NLS and Partners under NISO Auspices", pp. 19-24.Steve Noble, "Using Digital Talking Books in Schools: RFB&D's Top Project", pp. 25-8.George Kerscher, "Worldwide Training and Technical Support for DAISY", pp. 29-31.B.T. Kimbrough, "DAISY on our Desktops? A Review of LpPlayer 2.4", pp. 32-4.Axel Schmetzke, "Web Accessibility at University Libraries and Library Schools", pp. 35-49.Thomas A. Peters, "Gutterdaemmerung (twilight of the gutter margins): E-books and Libraries", pp. 50-62.Wendi Arant and Leila Payne, "The Common User Interface in Academic Libraries: Myth or Reality?", pp. 63-76.Mark Emmons and Frances C. Wilkinson, "Designing the Electronic Classroom: Applying Learning Theory and Ergonomic Design Principles", pp. 77-87.

Library Philosophy and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 2, Spring 2001ISSN: 1522-0222 Peterson. "Building a Digital Library: with Comments on Cooperative Grant Projects and the Goals of a Digital Library."Terry Abraham. "Unlocking the Door to Special Collections: Using the Web Combination."Ken R. Herold, "Librarianship and the Philosophy of Information."

Library Resources & Technical Services, Vol. 44 No. 4, 2000ISSN: 0024-2527Katherine H. Weimer, et al., "Security and Access to CD-ROMs Accompanying Books: Data and Recommendations", pp. 201-8.

Library Resources & Technical Services, Vol. 45 No. 2, April 2001ISSN: 0024-2527Beth M. Russell and Jodi Lynn Spillane, "Using the Web for Name Authority Work", pp. 73-9.

Online, Vol. 25 No. 3, 2001ISSN: 0146-5422Dora Futterman, "Making Content Findable: How to Help Your Intranet Search Engine Do a Better Job," pp. 36-40.Meryellen Mott Allen, "Bluetooth Bytes Information Retrieval", pp. 46-9.Greg R. Notess, "Tracking Title Search Capabilities", pp. 72-4.Mick O'Leary, "Big Databases Pose Big Questions", pp. 82-5.

Serials Librarian, Vol. 39 No. 4, 2001ISSN: 0361-526XErin Stalberg, "Bibliographic Access to Titles in Aggregator Databases: One Library's Experience", pp. 19-24.

Syllabus, Vol. 14 No. 10, May 2001John Ober, "The Digital Library Triumvirate: Content, Collaboration and Technology", pp. 10-15.Kevin Riley, "Enabling Access to Online Digital Services: IMS Digital Repositories Technical Specifications Group", pp. 16-18.Steven W. Gilbert, "Technology Implementation: Changing Education is Lifelong Learning", p. 22.Sandra S. Andrews et al., "Design for Accessibility of Academic Web Resources", pp. 30-3.

Technology & Learning, Vol. 21 No. 9, April 2001ISSN: 1053-6728Amy Poftak, "Getting a Read on E-Books", pp. 22-36.

Wired, Vol. 9 No. 6, June 2001John Heilemann, "Andy Grove's Rational Exuberance," "Boom and bust have always been strictly business for Intel and its fearless leader. No wonder high tech's legendary skeptic is also an Internet bull", Interview, pp. 137-47.

Wired News,1294,42538,00.htmlKendra Mayfield, "Writers Fight for E-Rights" .

New Resources

e-Spectra, portal for the cultural heritage information management community and Spectra, MCN's community awareness publication. See www.

Technology Grant News at

"It is a publication that comes to you four times a year with the latest grant announcements for technology and other initiatives by technology funders, government and trade associations ­ for nonprofits, social service providers, towns and cities and schools and universities. It is not free. The layout is nice, easy, readable. Useful, thought provoking ­ it puts technology funder funding for a variety of initiatives and sectors ­ in ways that are easily readable and catalytic. One can try to leverage the programs, achievement or models covered to whomever might be eligible. There are grants here by technology funders for education, literacy, digital divide, community, teaching the math and science of technology, steppingstones to technology for children with disabilities, women and economic development, environment, conservation, on-line art and exhibitions, digital libraries, and partnerships funding, etc. At the site, you can subscribe on-line. The publication saves scouting individual Web sites." From: Jessica Callender, IT Planner & Grant Writer

Julia Gelfand< (jgelfand@ co-editor of LHTN, compiles this column.