and Open WorldCat
Changing the World of Academic Search
David Mattison takes a look at open Web access
to two of the world's largest bibliographic databases
from OCLC and RLG, comparing and contrasting the
companies' products designed for locating books
and other cataloged library material.
Before the Internet
Part 9: The
Federal Government's Role — Interview
with Melvin S. Day
Susanne Bjørner and Stephanie Ardito's latest installment in their "Online
Pioneers" series features an interview with Mel Day, considered by many in the
online industry to be a champion and facilitator of technologies that began in
the 1960s and '70s.
|Is Management Consulting
Part 2: Setting Up Shop
If you read Part 1 of this series last issue and have decided that you want to
go into consulting, Ulla de Stricker and Annie Joan Olesen outline the business
planning and marketing aspects of this line of work.
|Linking Users to Open
Rather than an evaluation of the viability of OA, this article by Jill Grogg
offers help for librarians who face the daily task of providing users with integrated
access to quality scholarship, whether free or fee-based.
bq puts in her two cents' worth reacting to librarians' reactions to Google's
library digitization project, focusing on how librarians can turn a good idea
into one that can become a great equalizer.
| Internet Express
Blogs are another hot, hyped up topic these days. Initially blog-shy Irene McDermott
has grown to see how useful blogs can be and shares some examples of right-wing,
left-wing, and middle-of-the-road political blogs.
Carol Ebbinghouse continues her examination of the open access debate, which
seems to have little middle ground. This issue, she gives readers the tools
to keep up with OA developments and also details the NIH situation.
Before you make those hardware, software, and Internet-related purchases, check
out Best Buys.
More thoughts from Tools of the Trade columnist Sheri Lanza on Google Desktop.
Find the postal and electronic addresses, phone
and fax numbers for all the companies, products,
and people mentioned in this issue.