Computers in Libraries

Cover Image VOLUME 21, NUMBER 5 MAY 2001  
Computers in Libraries
Complete Coverage of Library Information Technology 

This Month: How We Are Dealing with Electronic Information

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FEATURES
Digitization: Is It Worth It?[Full Text]
This expert from Oxford University's Bodleian Library, who has managed several digitization projects, talks about this sort of work, its actual value, and whether your library should approach a digitization project of its own.
by Stuart D. Lee
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Evaluating Electronic Journals
Managing serials was difficult enough before the advent of electronic journals, but now we also have to deal with complicated pricing schemes, varying formats, confusing choices, and competing aggregators. It's like the Wild West around here. What's the best way to add these electronic rogues into our collections?
by Jeff Slagell
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Working Together to Develop Electronic Collections
Different libraries follow different paths as they develop their digital collections. This article outlines two of those paths. These health science librarians learned lessons separately, then later, when they began working together, they compared their experiences and noted some similarities.
by Jonathan Lord and Bart Ragon
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COLUMNS
The View from the Top Left Corner 
The Great Network Shake-Up
by Michael Schuyler
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Techman's TechPage
Beyond 'Websumerism': Promoting Information Nutrition
by D. Scott Brandt
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Digital Librarianship
Librarians as Digital Authors and Publishers[Full Text]
by Péter Jacsó
Page 52
Online Treasures
Think Like a Patron When You Consider Buying E-Books
by Janet L. Balas
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DEPARTMENTS
Editor's Notes
It's All on the Web, Isn't It?[Full Text]
by Kathy Dempsey 
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Newsline[Full Text] Page 8
People & Places Page 60
SPECIAL SECTIONS
Industry Reports
Drexel University Moves Aggressively from Print to Electronic Access for Journals
Electronic journals pose a challenge that our industry is still trying to come to terms with. What's happening at Drexel University in Philadelphia is representative of today's climate. This interview with dean of libraries Carol Hansen Montgomery reveals how she deals with the trend.
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How to Contribute to CIL 2001[Full Text] Page 55
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Library Tech Connection Page 63
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