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Fister, Barbara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Reports on the current condition of trade publishing and its future prospects based on interviews with editors, publishers, agents, and others. Discusses academic libraries and the future of trade publishing, including questions relating to electronic books, intellectual property, and social and economic benefits of sharing information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Intellectual Property
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Campbell, Jerry D. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Considers the need for reliable, scholarly access to the Web and suggests that the Association for Research Libraries, in partnership with OCLC and the Library of Congress, develop a so-called scholar's portal. Topics include quality content; enhanced library services; and gateway functions, including access to commercial databases and focused…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Content Analysis, Databases
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Dalrymple, Prudence W. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Describes the practice of accreditation in general and considers the role of accreditation in higher education and its impact on academic libraries. Highlights include a history of accreditation; organization and regulation of the accrediting process; the federal government's role in accreditation; and accountability and academic libraries. (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Evaluation Methods
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Boissonnas, Christian M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discusses technical services as a reader service in academic libraries and suggests that the successful implementation of digital libraries needs a systems approach that crosses functional and administrative boundaries. Describes the need for the integration of technical services with other reader services and explains forces pushing for and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Library Public Services
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Trosow, Samuel E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discusses copyright issues in distributing educational reading materials in higher education; describes two federal court cases involving for-profit, commercial entities; considers a hypothetical copyright infringement action against a noncommercial copier; and suggests measures an educational institution might adopt to protect its interest in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Business, Copyrights, Court Litigation
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Guthrie, Kevin M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discussion of archiving electronic information focuses on the work of JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization founded to build and provide a central repository of electronic journals. Highlights include technological choices; data protection and preservation; relationships with rights holders, publishers, libraries, and users, including license…
Descriptors: Archives, Copyrights, Economic Factors, Electronic Journals
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Manoff, Marlene – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discussion of society's interest in history and memory focuses on library preservation policies and practices. Topics include technology and electronic information taking precedence over printed material; changes in museums; fears about cultural change and loss; negative impacts of new technologies; public opinion about the role of libraries; and…
Descriptors: History, Information Technology, Library Materials, Library Policy
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Neal, James G. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discusses changes taking place in academic libraries and outlines the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation and their relevance to library development. Highlights include digital technology; the impact of changes in global learning and scholarly communication on library entrepreneurial opportunities; and a case study of entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Entrepreneurship
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