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Here Lies The Book, R.I.P.: The Report Of Its Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, Mark Y. Herring Dec 2002

Here Lies The Book, R.I.P.: The Report Of Its Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

The declaration that print books are dead may have been premature.


Libraries In The Cyberage, Mark Y. Herring Nov 2002

Libraries In The Cyberage, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Carol Clancy, Senior Council for the National Center for Children and Families, makes a scholarly plea for libraries to filter pornography.


Libraries In The Cyberage--Part I, Mark Y. Herring Sep 2002

Libraries In The Cyberage--Part I, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

First Amendment issues heat up with the advent of the digital age and its ability to bring pornography to every library, free of charge.


Trends From The Industry Perspective, Carol Tenopir Jun 2002

Trends From The Industry Perspective, Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

FOR THE ANNUAL Database Marketplace Survey (see LJ 5/15/02, p. 42ff.) company representatives were asked what major issues or trends will impact database availability and distribution in the next year. While budget woes are clearly the major issue for libraries and vendors alike, other trends are also expected to shape online information services.


Collection Development And Weeding A La Versace: Fashioning A Policy For Your Library, James S. Heller Feb 2002

Collection Development And Weeding A La Versace: Fashioning A Policy For Your Library, James S. Heller

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Emerging Trends In Fee-Based Information Delivery, Yem Fong, Suzanne M. Ward, Tammy N. Dearie Jan 2002

Emerging Trends In Fee-Based Information Delivery, Yem Fong, Suzanne M. Ward, Tammy N. Dearie

Libraries Research Publications

Fee-based information services in libraries will face many challenges in continuing to offer value-added, cost-effective services to customers daring the opening decade of the new millennium. Some of the challenges are similar to those faced by other library units, but others are unique. Many of these are related to the proliferation of electronic resources and to the "do-it-yourself" approach customers have toward them. Other issues that must be addressed include shifts in client expectations; the demand for new types of information services and products; unresolved intellectual property issues; evolving means of providing access, delivery, and distribution; the need to form ...


Helping The Helpdesk: Resources For Technical Support Staff In Libraries, Stacey Greenwell Jan 2002

Helping The Helpdesk: Resources For Technical Support Staff In Libraries, Stacey Greenwell

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Virginia Tech’S Innovative College Librarian Program, Nancy H. Seamans, Paul Metz Jan 2002

Virginia Tech’S Innovative College Librarian Program, Nancy H. Seamans, Paul Metz

University Library Faculty Publications

In 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Libraries founded a College Librarian Program. Begun with four librarians serving four colleges, it has since grown to include eleven librarians providing comprehensive library services to the six of Virginia Tech's eight colleges not served by branch libraries. Other authors have described the early history of the program or outlined some of its specific elements. By reviewing how the program came to be, by analyzing the choice points it presents, especially from an administrative perspective, and by discussing its benefits and costs from a university point of view, the ...


Your Money Or Your Speech: The Children's Internet Protection Act And The Congressional Assault On The First Amendment In Public Libraries, Steven D. Hinckley Jan 2002

Your Money Or Your Speech: The Children's Internet Protection Act And The Congressional Assault On The First Amendment In Public Libraries, Steven D. Hinckley

Journal Articles

This article examines the inherent conflict between This article examines the inherent conflict between two Congressional approaches to public access to the Internet - the provision of federal funding support to schools and public libraries to ensure broad access to online information regardless of financial means, and federal restrictions on children's use of school and public library computers to access content that the government feels could be harmful to them. It analyzes the efficacy and constitutionality of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Congress's attempt to use its powers of the purse to control objectionable online content in ...


"The Homosexual" As Problem Patron, Polly Thistlethwaite Jan 2002

"The Homosexual" As Problem Patron, Polly Thistlethwaite

Publications and Research

Libraries host a range of human activity, some of which is overtly sexual. What's a librarian to do about public displays of affection? cruising? public sex? First, we read up on the issue. Unfortunately, problem patron library literature is spotted with vivid illustrations of irrational bias against gay men, male-to-female transgender women, and men-cruising-men. It also discounts the private nature of most consensual sex in public places. This article discusses sex and gender biases in library literature, arguing that gender equitable, privacy-respecting practices will better serve librarians administering public space.