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Digital information organization and use


Library and Information Studies

Table Of Contents: Volume 21 Issue 1

Bridging library resources across the Pacific: the characteristics of US academic users and their use of a gateway service

Hong Xu, Jin Pang

This study investigates the characteristics of US users and their document request patterns at the Gateway Service Center of the Chinese Academic Journal Publications at a…

Instant messaging reference: how does it compare?

Christina M. Desai

The use of instant messaging (IM) technology for providing online reference services is increasing by leaps and bounds. This article compares a digital reference service…

Web accessible databases for electronic resource collections: a case study and its implications

Laura B. Cohen, Matthew M. Calsada

Access to online research databases and full text e‐journals is a core element of academic library Web sites. This case study describes one such site that implemented a…

The Renardus broker service: collaborative frameworks and tools

Lesly Huxley, Leona Carpenter, Marianne Peereboom

Renardus was developed under the EU’s User‐friendly Information Society programme by partners from national libraries, university research and technology centres and…

Forintek’s value added pathfinder: a case study

B. Holder

The paper describes the development of a specialised bilingual online database providing hyperlinks to Internet and other resources for researchers. The project grew from…

Adoption of Internet for resource sharing by the Gulf academic libraries

Moid A. Siddiqui

Library services have been tremendously influenced by rapid technological innovations over the years. The Internet has virtually provided a new dimension to every area of…

Electronic campuses

Howard Falk

Provides an overview of the technology being employed at some US colleges which is leading to the paperless campus. For example, the use of wireless networks to connect…



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