14.605 digital library questions

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 605.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Digital Library education (51)
             Subject: Survey on digital library education

       [2] From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (27)
             Subject: Candidates for e-Profiles

       [3] From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU> (25)
             Subject: Mega-Alerting Services

             Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 07:30:26 +0000
             From: Digital Library education <dlibedu@scils.rutgers.edu>
             Subject: Survey on digital library education

    School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
    Rutgers University

    Survey on digital library education:

    At the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies, Rutgers
    University, we are engaged in development of a general digital collection
    entitled D-Lib Edu, Resources for Education in Digital Libraries. The
    purpose is to create a collaboratively constructed resource, open to all,
    for facilitating and furthering education for and study of digital
    libraries. D-Lib Edu will include publicly available texts, activities,
    links and commentary that can be useful to students, teachers, and
    researchers concerned with digital libraries. We interpret 'digital
    libraries' in a broad sense to encompass many variations in practice,
    research and development on the general theme of organizing and accessing
    human knowledge records and collections in digital and networked

    As a part of this effort we are conducting a survey to collect information
    about the state of educational efforts related to digital libraries. We
    are inviting responses to following questions about educational offerings:

    1. Does your institution offer course(s), seminars or institutes in
    digital libraries and/or related areas? If so, please provide as much
    information as possible, particularly including URLs.

    2. Does your institution teach digital library topics within (or as a part
    of) other courses, seminars, or institutes? If so, please provide as much
    information as possible, particularly including URLs.
    3. In what department or school are the digital library course(s) offered?

    4. On what level - undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional

    Please send responses to: dlibedu@scils.rutgers.edu

    The results will be used in two ways: (i) we will incorporate them,
    particularly URLs with a short description in D-Lib Edu: and (ii) we will
    synthesize them in a report addressing not only the state, but also the
    issues and challenges for digital library education.
    In a way, this survey is an effort at updating and broadening of a similar
    survey conducted four years ago: Spink, A. & Cool, C. (1999). Education
    for digital libraries. D-Lib Magazine, 5 (5).
    We are looking forward to response and collaboration to include your

    Tefko Saracevic, Professor II, http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~tefko
    Marija Dalbello, Assistant Professor,
    School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
    Rutgers University

    D-Lib Edu
    Resources for Digital Library Education
    Tefko Saracevic, Marija Dalbello
    School of Communication, Information & Library Studies
    Rutgers University
    4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 U.S.A.
    Tel.: (732)932-8017 Fax: (732)932-2644

             Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 07:31:06 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: Candidates for e-Profiles

                           _Candidates for e-Profiles_

           Recently, I was appointed a Contributing Editor of _Library Hi Tech
    News_ (LHTN) [ http://www.mcb.co.uk/lhtn.htm ], the companion news journal
    of _Library Hi Tech_ [ http://www.mcb.co.uk/lht.htm ].
    [LTHN will have a change in it's editorship with the 2001 issues]

        For LHTN, I will author a regular column tentatively titled "e-Profiles".
    The intent of e-Profiles is to provide a descriptive profile of new, novel,
    innovative, emerging, unusual, and/or unconventional Web technologies,
    applications and resources.

           I am greatly interested in receiving nominations of candidates for
    potential review in a future eProfiles column. I am most interested in those
    technologies, applications and/or resources that *you* believe are
    noteworthy but are not as well known as they should be among our colleagues.

         As an example, I believe the highly novel index to _Astrophysical
    created using Kohonen self-organizing semantic maps

                     [ http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/ApJ/map.pl ]

    is particularly noteworthy and a technology, application _and_ resource
    that should be more widely recognized. [I plan to profile this index in one
    of my first columns for LHTN]

          As Always, Any and All contributions, suggestions, comments, queries,
    questions, cosmic insights, etc., etc., etc. are Most Welcome.

    /Gerry McKiernan
    Theoretical Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011

           "The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Write a Column About It"
                                        With Apologies (Again) to Alan Kay

             Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 07:31:29 +0000
             From: Gerry McKiernan <gerrymck@IASTATE.EDU>
             Subject: Mega-Alerting Services

                            _Mega-Alerting Services_

          I am greatly interested in identifying e-journals that offer
    Alerting/SDI services that include *not only* the Table of Contents of the
    current issue (or personalized version of such) _but also_ a separate (or
    combined) Alerting/SDI service for other communication venues associated
    with the e-journal (e.g., electronic discussion lists, discussion forums,
    reader commentary, etc.) as they take place within or outside of the

          For examples of the various types of e-journal discourse, please see
    my latest Web registry _EJI(sm)_ devoted to "Innovative E-Journal Features,
    Functionalities, and Content"

       [ http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/EJI.htm]

          I am also interested in Any and All *subject/discipline* e-journal
    Alerting / SDI services, particularly those offered by any of the
    Aggregators, as well as those that one to receive Alerts from potentially
    all e-journals offered by a publisher or aggregator WITHOUT having to
    establish a interest profile within *individual* e-journals.

    [NOTE: Other novel Alerting/SDI services are also of interest]

         As Always, Any and All contributions. comments, queries, questions,
    critiques, cosmic insights, lengthy inaugural speeches, etc., etc., etc. are
    Most Welcome!

    /Gerry McKiernan
    Mega Librarian
    Iowa State University
    Ames IA 50011


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