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The institutionalization of scientific information: a scientometric model

The institutionalization of scientific information: a scientometric model – ISI-S model Peter Vinkler ABSTRACT A SCIENTOMETRIC MODEL (ISI-S model) is introduced for describing the institutionalization process of scientific information. The central concept of ISI-S is that the scientific information published may develop with time through permanent evaluation and modification processes toward a cognitive consensus of […]

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Influence of the digital environment on literature for youth: radical change in the handheld book

Influence of the digital environment on literature for youth: radical change in the handheld book – Children and the Digital Library Eliza T. Dresang Abstract A radical change, an unalterable transformation in form and content, is underway in handheld books for youth, influenced by the digital environment of the 1990s. The multilayered, nonlinear, nonsequential, graphic, […]

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Digital Libraries and Their Challenges

Digital Libraries and Their Challenges Daniel Greenstein ABSTRACT THIS ARTICLE DERIVES FROM A REVIEW OF KEY CHALLENGES confronted by libraries that are actively investing in online collections and services. Conducted in the first instance to help refine the programmatic goals of the Digital Library Federation (DLF), it took account of the digital library developments, successes, […]

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Access in a networked world: scholars portal in context

Access in a networked world: scholars portal in context Jerry D. Campbell ABSTRACT SINCE THE 1960s, LIBRARIANS HAVE projected a vision of a digital library that offers seamless access to a vast world of scholarly information of all types. Until the 1990s, however, digital technologies lacked the power and capacity to deliver on the vision. […]

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Revolution and the Library

Revolution and the Library – from printing press to computer, how introduction of new media have influenced academic libraries Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska ABSTRACT THE FOCUS OF THIS ARTICLE IS PRIMARILY ON THE impact that the computer revolution has on college/university libraries, although many of the issues discussed here are relevant to other types of libraries as […]

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Coauthorship patterns and trends in the sciences : a bibliometric study with implications for database indexing and search strategies

Coauthorship patterns and trends in the sciences : a bibliometric study with implications for database indexing and search strategies – 1980-1998 Wolfgang Glanzel ABSTRACT THE PRESENT STUDY AIMS AT describing both the common and the distinguishing features of coauthorship trends and patterns in selected science fields. The relation between coauthorship schemes and other bibliometric features, […]

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Writing for parents about children’s literature in mass market publications, 1900-1950 – research on the writings of Mary Mapes Dodge, Elizabeth McCracken, Anne Carroll Moore, Emily Newell Blair, Maude Dutton Lynch, Josette Frank, and Blanche Jennings Thompson

Writing for parents about children’s literature in mass market publications, 1900-1950 – research on the writings of Mary Mapes Dodge, Elizabeth McCracken, Anne Carroll Moore, Emily Newell Blair, Maude Dutton Lynch, Josette Frank, and Blanche Jennings Thompson – Imagination and Scholarship: The Contributions of Women to American Youth Services and Literature Lynn S. Cockett ABSTRACT […]

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Determining quality in academic libraries

Determining quality in academic libraries – Perspectives on Quality in Libraries Sarah M. Pritchard ABSTRACT This article summarize the attempts to define and measure quality and effectiveness in academic libraries, from traditional evaluative studies to Total Quality Management (TQM) and new research on user-defined criteria. Focusing on the organizational analysis of the library as a […]

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a memoir of student days

Information science at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s: a memoir of student days Marcia J. Bates ABSTRACT The author’s experiences as a master’s and doctoral student at the University of California at Berkeley School of Library and Information Studies during a formative period in the history of information science, 1966-71, are […]

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The Ethics and Aesthetics of Folklore in Children’s Literature

Swapping Tales and Stealing Stories: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Folklore in Children’s Literature Betsy Hearne PERSONAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXTS When I was young, I took a class bus trip from my home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina, and walked through a Cherokee village reconstructed and run by the tribe. That evening we […]