The Electronic Library

Digital information organization and use


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 15 Issue 6

New competitors for the publishers: The cobbler and his last

Bas Savenije

There is an anecdote about a man who, when a lost stranger asked him the way, answered: ‘Well, if I were you I would not start from here.’


No one would have believed in the last years of the twentieth century — until we actually got there — that millennial madness would not be so much in the form of UFO…

The Webmaster: A new player in the information centre's online team

Pieter W. van der Walt, Pieter A. van Brakel

In the pre‐Web days, in fact not more than two years ago, there was no mention of the word or even a job description for what we know today as the Webmaster. The…

New technological horizons and opportunities for LIS

Elspeth Hyams

The Library & Information Systems Technology conference LIST '97 took place for the first time in September 1997 at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, aimed at…

The Community Office: A logical extension of the electronic library

Michael Price

The Crickhowell Innovations Forum seeks to develop the concept of the Community Office as an intelligent human interface to encourage the personal, business and domestic…

Information providers: A growth area

Arthur Winzenried

In recent times there have been occasions when information providers have voiced concerns regarding their permanency. Modem technology appears to be threatening their…

Living in the Information Society

Andy Greaves is Executive Sponsor for IBM's community investment programme on IT and social inclusion, part of the Living in the Information Society series that IBM has…

From a local and closed to an international and virtual library: A case report

Per‐Olov Andersson, Per Olsson

One of the main challenges faced by libraries is to present their services and holdings to patrons in a truly professional and user‐friendly way. The standard library…

The Internet in India: An update

S. Subba Rao

The Internet has existed in India for about 18 months. An attempt has been made here to give information about India's Internet service providers and information…

The New Zealand Digital Library: Collections and experience

Ian H. Witten, Rodger McNab

The New Zealand Digital Library project aims to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries and make it available for others to use to create their own…

When computers lose power

Howard Falk

You have just entered two pages of carefully‐composed material into your word processor when the lights in your office dim and the computer screen goes dark. A few minutes…

Book reviews

Ian Tilsed, Simon Tanner, Mae Keary, Anne Goulding, Paul Sturges, Fytton Rowland, Philip Barker

At first glance, this A4 size guide looks very much like the UKOLUG newsletter, sharing as it does the same cover design. However, this book is one of a number of…

New on the net

African Trading Space site which the owners believe ‘will be of great use to companies wishing to conduct business in and with Africa.’ Includes a trade enquiry service…

The information society

The European Commission is fulfilling its commitment to making access to European information easier by enabling UK citizens to access EU information through their local library.



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  • Assoc. Prof. Jeonghyun Kim
  • Dr Jiangping Chen
  • Ms Marie Bloechle