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2003 Volume 3, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Vessels and Voyagers: Some Thoughts on Reading and Writing, Books and Libraries

    Richard Hume Werking

    Focuses on information and written communications throughout American history. Discusses writing in several media, beginning in the mid 1400s; development of the scholarly journal in the 1600s;... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Effect of the Web on Undergraduate Citation Behavior: Guiding Student Scholarship in a Networked Age

    Philip M. Davis

    Provides results of a longitudinal study tracking research behavior of a multi-college undergraduate course in microeconomics from 1996 to 2001. Student term paper bibliographies grew between 1996 ... More

    pp. 41-51

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  3. Resistance to Change in Libraries: Application of Communication Theories

    Sharon Gray Weiner

    Libraries are affected by discontinuous change caused by the type and rapidity of technological innovations. By examining the theories of structuration, diffusion of innovation, and contingency,... More

    pp. 69-78

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  4. Technology and Copyright Issues in the Academic Library: First Sale, Fair Use and the Electronic Document

    Carol Ou

    First sale and fair use are two copyright principles of use in academic libraries that need to be reexamined in an information age offering possibilities of universal access and perfect... More

    pp. 89-98

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  5. MODS: The Metadata Object Description Schema

    Rebecca S. Guenther

    Focuses on the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) developed by the Library of Congress' Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Discuses reasons for MODS development; advantages of... More

    pp. 137-50

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