Library Juice 2:23 - Wednesday, June 9, 1999


1. email accounts for sale
2. Annotations -- a guide to the independent critical press
3. New Edition of _APBNA_ Directory Available
4. No Deal: B&N and Ingram Call Off Merger Amid FTC Rumors
5. AB Bookman's Yearbook 1999 Internet Edition
6. On-line Old Manuscripts, Movies, & Books
7. Newsfilm Library at University of South Carolina
8. -
9. United States Code -
10. _New Politics_, Summer, 1999 TOC
11. Wonderful Article about Dr. Laura
12. News stories appearing in the June 7 American Libraries Online
13. Internet Indexes to Poetry
14. Advice on boning up for reference service, from newlib-l
15. Dee Snider's Teenage Survival Guide
16. Publishing Triangle List, "Best 100 Gay Books of All Time"
17. 15th Annual NASIG Conference - Call for Papers
18. Request from South Africa

Quote for the week:

"Information is the gunpowder of the mind"

-Neil Postman, paraphrasing David Riesman
in _Amusing Ourselves to Death_,
Viking Penguin, Inc., 1985


1. email accounts for sale

Message from the publisher:

You can now get your own POP mail account for a very decent
price - $5 a month - and support my project at the same time.  If you
want I can set up your account so that it will forward mail to another
address or automatically reply to mail sent to your address, using a
specific message.  If you've got a good reason, I will consider
setting you up for free, but this is a fund-raising deal.
does cost money to run.

Rules for your account are simple:
1. I reserve the right to refuse to give you an email address I don't
   want you to have (e.g. webmaster[at], pornmonger[at]
2. No Spam
3. No Fraud.

With the money I raise by selling these email accounts I will pay for
the cost of providing this service and also hope to travel to the ALA
annual conference in New Orleans in a couple of weeks, and then report
back to y'all on the proceedings.  This won't take as much money as it
might sound like it will.

If you want to get one of these accounts, send a check covering six
months or one year of email service (plus anything you'd like to
donate) along with a note telling me your desired user name and
password.  The check can be made out to Rory Litwin, and sent to Rory
Litwin, Library Juice, PO Box 720511, San Jose, CA  95172.

Special Bonus!!  *Free* email account to the contributor of the best slogan (e.g. "Be a part of it," "Catch the Fever,"
"Magically Delicious.")

Supplies limited so act now! 

Batteries not included.


2. Annotations -- a guide to the independent critical press

Teamwork over the last year between the IPA and the Alternative Press
Center has yielded a stunning result: "Annotations -- a guide to the
independent critical press".

This valuable new 500-page directory showcases the unique perspectives of
over 300 hard-to-find independent periodicals, including fully-indexed
listings of subjects, editorial & column staffs, formats & frequencies,
subscription rates, publishing histories, and summary reviews.

If you're a writer, editor, activist, researcher or donor (and you care
about diversity of thought and opinion) make sure you get your copy. Ralph
Nader calls it "proof that there is much more beyond the soft ice cream
ladled out by the mainstream corporate press."

To get your copy of Annotations, send a check for US$28 (that's $24.95,
plus $3.05 shipping and handling) to: IPA Book, 2390 Mission St., #201, SF,
CA  94110-1836. Call for credit card orders.



3. New Edition of _APBNA_ Directory Available

Alternatives in Print Task Force
Social Responsibilities Round Table
American Library Association

7 June 1999
Contact:  Charles Willett  (address, phone and email below)

PRESS RELEASE:  New Edition of _APBNA_ Directory Available

The Alternatives in Print Task Force (AIP) of ALA/SRRT has produced the
fourth biennial edition (1999–2000) of _Alternative Publishers of Books in
North America_, edited by Byron Anderson and published by CRISES Press:

Alternative publishers of books in North America  /  American Library
Association, Social Responsibilities Round Table, Alternatives in Print Task
Force.  Byron Anderson, editor and compiler.  4th biennial edition, rev. and
enl., 1999/2000.  With a Foreword by Herbert I. Schiller and a Preface by
Ben H. Bagdikian.   Gainesville, Fla.,: CRISES Press,  c1999.  150 p.;  21
cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  ISBN 0-9640119-8-0
(pbk.: acid-free) :  $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping.  

This completely updated and much improved fourth edition of _APBNA_
contains 148 press profiles, 37 of them new this time.  In introductions
written especially for this edition, well-known media critics Herbert I.
Schiller and Ben H. Bagdikian emphasize the need for small and alternative
presses to counter the huge conglomerates that now dominate mass
communications worldwide.  In addition, the directory contains an Editor's
Introduction by AIP member Byron Anderson (who also compiled the 1994, 1995
and 1997 editions), a Publisher's Note by AIP coordinator and publisher
Charles Willett, a List of Presses, an Alternative Press Bibliography
(1993–1998), a Webography of Alternative Media and Resources, and a Subject

"The presses profiled in this directory were culled from virtually
thousands of small presses in business today.  The alternative press is a
sub-set of the small press, and this directory represents significant
alternative presses that are worth knowing about and pursuing.  The
directory is meant to facilitate collection development in libraries,
including personal libraries."  —Byron Anderson, from the Editor's Introduction

_Alternative Publishers of Books in North America_ is available either as a
monograph or on standing order as a serial from CRISES Press at the address
below.  The price is the same as for the third edition: $20 plus $3
shipping.  Orders are accepted in hard copy or by email, and are payable by
check (in US$ from a US bank) or international money order to CRISES Press.

CRISES Press, Inc.
1716 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32608-4049  USA



4. No Deal: B&N and Ingram Call Off Merger Amid FTC Rumors

Just twenty-four hours after the New York Times online reported Federal
Trade Commission investigators would recommend against approving the
purchase of Ingram Book Group by Barnes & Noble, the two companies have
announced that the deal is off.

Barnes & Noble’s only comment on the termination of the $600 million deal
has been in a prepared statement: “although both companies believe that the
transaction would ultimately be approved in the courts, protracted
litigation would not be in the best interests of Barnes & Noble or Ingram.”

The statement also said the company would be constructing two new
distribution centers, one in Reno, Nevada and one in Memphis, Tennessee, in
an alternative effort to reduce costs and improve delivery times to

The American Booksellers Association issued a statement this afternoon,
which read, in part: “The American Booksellers Association is pleased that
the proposed acquisition of the Ingram Book Company by Barnes & Noble, Inc.
has been withdrawn. . . The grassroots efforts of booksellers – including a
letter writing campaign to the Federal Trade Commission, multiple
communications with members of Congress, and a petition drive opposing the
acquisition which collected over 125,000 customer signatures – proved, we
believe, invaluable to this process.”

In November, Barnes & Noble announced its plans to purchase the nation’s
largest book wholesaler, and was met with criticism from several trade and
consumer groups including the American Bookseller’s Association, the Author’
s Guild, the National Writers Union and the Consumer Federation of America.
Petitions opposing the deal were circulated in bookstores across the
country. In California, a stronghold of independent booksellers, state
officials opened their own investigation into the proposed deal.

The FTC declined comment, though CNET News, an Internet news organization,
reported that the FTC investigators determined that independent booksellers
would be at a disadvantage and that would face unfair competition
if the deal was allowed to go through.

>From ForeWord This Week, by Mardi Link -

5. AB Bookman's Yearbook 1999 Internet Edition


* The O.P. Market (Directory of Specialist & Antiquarian Booksellers) -
Listed by specialty, or alphabetically

* Bookselling Services Directory - "An alphabetical listing by subject
of those booksellers who conduct services such as searching for
out-of-print books."

* Appraisal Services Directory - "Alphabetical listing by subject of
those booksellers who offer appraisal services."

Tiffany Severns
Waukegan Public Library
Waukegan, Illinois

>From ResPool -

6. On-line Old Manuscripts, Movies, & Books

Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 21:47:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Tanya T. Feddern" <tfeddern[at]>
To: newlib-l[at]
Cc: tfeddern[at]
Subject: On-line Old Manuscripts, Movies, & Books
MIME-Version: 1.0

Hi, everyone.  I can't remember if it was on this listserv that someone
wanted access to old manuscripts, books, and movies.  If so, the Library
of Congress is scanning their older materials on-line.  Their address is:

Also, I locate older materials through the WorldCat database for ILL.
WorldCat has indexed materials from as far back as 1200 AD that are held
by OCLC-member libraries.

If anyone knows of other such resources, please let me know.

Have a great weekend,

Tanya T. Feddern


7. Newsfilm Library at University of South Carolina

The Newsfilm Library at The University of South Carolina is a
great collection of irreplaceable and unique newsreel material
from the Fox Movietonews newsreel collection of the 20th
Century Fox Film Corporation.  The collection was the starting
point for what has become one of the most significant
academically-housed archival newsfilm libraries in the United

How can moving image materials be accessed? Movietonews has been
catalogued, and the local television collections are being processed and
catalogued. USC owns all rights to these collections, and is able to make
them available not only to academic scholars, but also documentary
producers at all levels of production. From student filmmakers to the
major production entities both in the U.S. and abroad, USC is able to
supply footage in a timely and professional manner on a wide range of
historical subject matter. Prices and contact information is at...

Part of this catalog is on line. You may access this partial database by
clicking here

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If you think you are too small to make a difference,
try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.... African Proverb
George Lessard in Inuvik (68.3 N, 133.48 W) Northwest Territories, Canada.
ICQ # 8501081 MediaMentor List
Disclaimers & (c) info

>From ResPool -

8. - is an exhaustive resource for free legal information. The site
provides access to more than 430 legal search engines and databases,
including a feature that allows parallel searching of multiple databases.
The site also maintains the BBS, a searchable database of legal
questions posted by users accompanied by responses from one of the more
than 320 practicing attorneys in the network. Currently the BBS
database contains over 4,000 legal questions divided into more than 25
categories. In addition, provides a collection of fifteen FAQs
written on various legal issues, links to over 500 legal Internet
resources, and information on over 600 associated electronic mailing lists.
Recently, began hosting the Internet Law Library (see the May
3, 1996 Scout Report), a comprehensive resource formerly maintained by the
US House of Representatives. is operated by The Law Offices of
Eslamboly & Barlavi (California). [AO]

The Scout Report's Webpage:

9. United States Code -

          Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute
          site provides a searchable database generated
          from the most recent version made available by
          the US House of Representatives.
          "[C]onvenient update service (available
          onscreen as you look at each section) integrates
          the services of the House servers and of the
          Library of Congress Thomas service to supply you
          with accurate updates to any section which has
          changed." Access by list of titles, table of popular
          names of laws, specific section or keywords.
          Includes full text of codes and notes, topical
          overviews and references. - lr
          Subjects: laws - federal

>Librarians' Index to the Internet     

10. _New Politics_, Summer, 1999 TOC

Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 17:04:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mark Hudson <mehudson[at]>
Subject: *New Politics* (Summer 1999)
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: srrtac-l[at]
Sender: owner-srrtac-l[at]


The summer 1999 issue of *New Politics* (a semi-annual journal of
socialist thought) is out. It includes the following articles and more:

"Reflections on NATO and Kosovo" (Stephen R. Shalom)

Responses to Shalom's "Reflections on NATO and Kosovo" (Barry Finger,
Joanne Landy, Julius Jacobson)

"Are the Greens Ready for Success?" (Howie Hawkins)

"The Labor Party: New Political Architecture" (Sean Sweeney)

"For a Political Alternative to Clintonism" (Thomas Harrison)

"An Interview with Subcommandante Insurgente Marcos" (Kerry Appel)

"The Third Camp as History and a Living Legacy" (Alan Johnson)

"Film Review: Roberto Benigni's 'Life is Beautiful'" (Kurt Jacobsen)

You can read selected articles from this and previous issues of *New
Politics* online at <>, and/or by subscribing
to the magazine (subscription info online).

Librarians also may want to consider adding this important journal to
their libraries' periodical collections.  Help keep critical,
anti-establishment journalism alive!


11. Wonderful Article about Dr. Laura

In June '97, several weeks after I completed the MLS program at UB
in Buffalo, an op-ed piece on Dr. Laura appeared in _The Buffalo News_.
I just thought of it this morning. A colleague and UB-SILS alum in
"The Queen City of the Great Lakes" helped me locate the piece. Written
by a then doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at UB, it was

"Beware the Glib McTherapy of Dr. Laura Schlessinger and All Her Radio Ilk"

Warren Buffett, owner of The Buffalo News, doesn't put news items online,
but I am happy to report that the same article is available from another
source, on the Web at


    "The Trouble with Dr. Laura"

Please take a moment to read this important article.

-M! (Marv Kaminsky, writing to ALA Member Forum)

12. News stories appearing in the June 7 American Libraries Online

*  Colorado Governor Vetos State Grants for Libraries Act
*  Jersey City Signs LSSI Agreement
*  Barnes & Noble Cools Ingram Purchase
*  San Francisco Mayor Seeks Reelection Through Library Renaissance
*  Council Members Push for Filters at Chicago Public Library
*  Multnomah Offers to Return $20,000 to Donors
*  Anti-smoking Groups Smolder over Library Plan for
Tobacco-Settlement Money
*  Calvert County Library Gets Facelift Instead of Grocery Store
*  Mom Fights Forever  Reinstatement
*  English Montreal School Board Keeps Library Staff After All

American Libraries' Web site also features the latest "Internet
Librarian" columns by Karen Schneider; AL's "Career Leads" job ads;
listings of conferences, continuing-education courses, exhibitions,
and other events from AL's "Datebook"; and Tables of Contents for
the current year.

Lois Ann Gregory-Wood
Council Secretariat
American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800/545-2433, Ext. 3204
312/944-3897 (fax)

13. Internet Indexes to Poetry


Does anyone know of an on-line poetry index that's not fee based? Ideally,
it would allow for keyword searching; title, first line, and last line
searching would also be helpful.


Bill Bader
St. Paul Public Library

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Hello Bill -

Here are a couple of resources for poetry on the Web. None are definitive
and I didn't explore their searching capabilities ....

The Internet Poetry Archive

Poetry Links Library (check out the General Poetry Resource Sites)


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Bill, Bartletts is on the web at
<> and you can do a
keyword search.


Sharon Shaw

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Another good site that does not show up on the previously mentioned sites
is the American Verse Project at the University of Michigan -  You can do full text
searching at the site.  Here is their introduction -

"The Humanities Text Initiative (HTI) is assembling an electronic archive
of volumes of American poetry. Most of the archive is made up of 19th
century poetry, although a few 18th century and early 20th century texts
are included. The full text of each volume is being converted into digital
form and coded in Standard Generalized Mark-up Language (SGML) using the
TEI Guidelines.(1) The volumes already online, which include books of
poetry by a number of African-American and women poets, represent an
interesting selection. In many cases, the texts selected are the only
existing editions of the author's work."

Dana Dalrymple

14. Advice on boning up for reference service, from newlib-l

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 19:32:32 -0700
From: "Vivian Jaquette" <vivian[at]LanMinds.Com>
To: <newlib-l[at]>
Subject: learning reference
MIME-Version: 1.0

I'm going to be answering more reference questions soon and would like to feel more confident about my ability to do so.

Can anyone recommend books, Web sites, or classes that are especially helpful, or will I have to learn reference on the job like I have my other library skills?

Thanks for your help.

- Vivian
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Hi Vivian,

Just my opinion, but you're going to learn it on the job. Every library is
different with different sources, different access, different publics.

My advice, ask the senior librarians where you're going to work what the
most popular questions are and familiarize yourself with the resources
that deal with those questions. The rest comes with time.

Steve Garwood
Reference Librarian/Technology Center Trainer
Burlington County Library

"Die for me, Die for me...why won't you live for me?" Lauryn Hill
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Hiya Vivian---

 The book that has been my saviour time and time again is the World
Almanac and Book of Facts--- my answer to the "if I was stuck on a desert
island and I could have one book" question.  :)  And, even though it's
thought of as a "children's encyclopedia" the World Book is great for
simple explanations and pictures.  Of course, the reference tools that are
going to be of most use to you are going to vary with the clientele you
serve, but in the World Almanac, in my opinion, has a place in almost any
library.  :) 
 Good luck!

     Bernadette  :)

Bernadette A. Boucher
School of Communication, Information and Library Science
Rutgers University

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If we're going to get on the subject of 'books I would need to do reference
work on a desert island' (not that you'd get many questions!), here's my
short list:

1. Your local phone book
2. If in a rural area or smaller town, the phone book of the nearest
metropolitan area
3. Statistical Abstract of the United States
4. Your favorite dictionary, your favorite world atlas, and your favorite

This is for general reference, mind you, and I'm not saying that's all
you'll ever need.  But if you aren't familiar cover-to-cover with how those
references are organized and what they cover/don't cover, I don't think it's
possible to even begin to do good reference work in a public library.

In general, I would say the best thing to do in order to get acquainted with
the world of reference materials is to spend an afternoon in the reference
section of a small-to-middling public library and read reference books.
Think about how each one is organized, whether you like using it, why you
think it was published, how you can imagine it being used, and how much it
looks like it's been used.  Make the reference section your friend and you
won't have that feeling of panic when your first patron asks, "What kind of
brick is the Great Wall of China made of?  I have a bet going..."  ;)

You have probably done some of this in Reference class in school, but it's
worth doing for fun too, beyond what your assignments require--especially if
you are doing your Reference homework in the reference department of a large
academic or public library.  It's not really the same animal as the
reference section in smaller public or school libraries.  A small reference
section forces you to look at materials that are genuinely, regularly
useful, instead of things that seemed like an interesting purchase to
someone in a large and comprehensive reference department.  (You can get
some of the same perspective by taking a look at the 'ready reference' area
of the aforementioned large reference department, too.)

Good luck!

Jennifer Friedman

[signature file redacted by request]
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     There ARE some good and interesting books out there on various
aspects of reference service.  I recommend "The reference interview as a
creative art," by Elaine and Edward Jennerich.  The standard text, always
worth a look, is Bill Katz's Introduction to reference work.
     -David Wright
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This link leads to a page created for teaching ref to paraprofessionals.&nbsp; Before you assume it's irrelevant to a professional, check it out; it's a good basic resource, and has some great links.

Patricia Pettijohn
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Thanks very much to everyone who chimed in with tips on learning reference skills. I feel better already!

- Vivian

15. Dee Snider's Teenage Survival Guide

==Original Message From Steven Dunlap <sad[at]>---

I wish I could remember the title of a book about sex directed to
teenagers and written by Dee Snyder (leader of "Twisted Sister").  I saw
it in a public library where I was working 10 years ago.  His writing
cleverly encouraged teenagers to wait without talking down to them or
judging them.

==Original Message From Lara Weigand <LWeigand[at]>---

It was called "Dee Snider's Teenage Survival Guide, or how to be a
legend in your own lunchtime"
It's from 1987. I read it for fun in college and found it to be much
better than I'd expected.

Some of the advice I remember was about using the yellow pages and your
library to find out about birth control, abortion, mental health, drug
treatment, etc. There was also a part about being gay, where his advice
was something like, "I know it sucks to have to lie about who you are,
but you'll probably be better off not making any bold declarations about
your sexuality when you're still in high school because you will likely
be bullied by your small-minded peers. It's not fair since all the
straight kids will get to have boyfriends and girlfriends and you
probably won't, but it's probably better for your sanity in the long run
to not rock the boat on this issue until after high school".
(paraphrased) I thought this was a very interesting and pragmatic
viewpoint on this issue.

The other thing I liked about it was that it's definitely an appropriate
book for the teens labeled as "outsiders" or "freaks" by the mainstream
high school cliques. A lot of the book is Dee's personal story of "I was
a freak growing up, but I believed in myself and now I make lots of
money singing rock and roll and doing what I love." Very different from
the teen advice books of Pat Boone and Brooke Shields, that's for sure!

Lara Weigand
Worthington Public Library
Worthington, OH
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(From the list LIBREF-L)

16. Publishing Triangle List, "Best 100 Gay Books of All Time"

Steve Stratton wrote:

> Does anyone know where the just released Publishing Triangle, best 100
> gay books of all time can be found? Our local paper mentioned the list
> but didn't bother to include the list in the story. Is there a web
> site with the information.
> Thanks
> Steve

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Steve, etal,
A friend sent me this list last night.  Sounds like what you are looking
to find.


By The Associated Press

The 100 greatest gay and lesbian novels of all time, as voted by judges
for the Publishing Triangle.

1. ``Death in Venice,'' Thomas Mann.
2. ``Giovanni's Room,'' James Baldwin.
3. ``Our Lady of the Flowers,'' Jean Genet.
4. ``Remembrance of Things Past,'' Marcel Proust.
5. ``The Immoralist,'' Andre Gide.
6. ``Orlando,'' Virginia Woolf.
7. ``The Well of Loneliness,'' Radclyffe Hall.
8. ``Kiss of the Spider Woman,'' Manuel Puig.
9. ``The Memoirs of Hadrian,'' Marguerite Yourcenar.
10. ``Zami,'' Audre Lorde.
11. ``The Picture of Dorian Gray,'' Oscar Wilde.
12. ``Nightwood,'' Djuna Barnes.
13. ``Billy Budd,'' Herman Melville.
14. ``A Boy's Own Story,'' Edmund White.
15. ``Dancer From the Dance,'' Andrew Holleran.
16. ``Maurice,'' E.M. Forster.
17. ``The City and the Pillar,'' Gore Vidal.
18. ``Rubyfruit Jungle,'' Rita Mae Brown.
19. ``Brideshead Revisited,'' Evelyn Waugh.
20. ``Confessions of a Mask,'' Yukio Mishima.
21. ``The Member of the Wedding,'' Carson McCullers.
22. ``City of Night,'' John Rechy.
23. ``Myra Breckinridge,'' Gore Vidal.
24. ``Patience and Sarah,'' Isabel Miller.
25. ``The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas,'' Gertrude Stein.
26. ``Other Voices, Other Rooms,'' Truman Capote.
27. ``The Bostonians,'' Henry James.
28. ``Two Serious Ladies,'' Jane Bowles.
29. ``Bastard Out of Carolina,'' Dorothy Allison.
30. ``The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,'' Carson McCullers.
31. ``Mrs. Dalloway,'' Virginia Woolf.
32. ``The Persian Boy,'' Mary Renault.
33. ``A Single Man,'' Christopher Isherwood.
34. ``The Swimming Pool Library,'' Alan Hollinghurst.
35. ``Olivia,'' Dorothy Bussy.
36. ``The Price of Salt,'' Patricia Highsmith.
37. ``Aquamarine,'' Carol Anshaw.
38. ``Another Country,'' James Baldwin.
39. ``Cheri,'' Colette.
40. ``The Turn of the Screw,'' Henry James.
41. ``The Color Purple,'' Alice Walker.
42. ``Women in Love,'' D.H. Lawrence.
43. ``Little Women,'' Louisa May Alcott.
44. ``The Friendly Young Ladies,'' Mary Renault.
45. ``Young Torless,'' Robert Musil.
46. ``Eustace Chisholm and the Works,'' James Purdy.
47. ``The Story of Harold,'' Terry Andrews.
48. ``The Gallery,'' John Horne Burns.
49. ``Sister Gin,'' June Arnold.
50. ``Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall,'' Neil Bartlett.
51. ``Father of Frankenstein,'' Christopher Bram.
52. ``Naked Lunch,'' William Burroughs.
53. ``The Berlin Stories,'' Christopher Isherwood.
54. ``The Young and Evil,'' Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler.
55. ``Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,'' Jeanette Winterson.
56. ``A Visitation of Spirits,'' Randall Kenan.
57. ``Three Lives,'' Gertrude Stein.
58. ``Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli,'' Ronald Firbank.
59. ``Rat Bohemia,'' Sarah Schulman.
60. ``Pale Fire,'' Vladimir Nabokov.
61. ``The Counterfeiters,'' Andre Gide.
62. ``The Passion,'' Jeanette Winterson.
63. ``Lover,'' Bertha Harris.
64. ``Moby-Dick,'' Herman Melville.
65. ``La Batarde,'' Violette Leduc.
66. ``Death Comes for the Archbishop,'' Willa Cather.
67. ``To Kill a Mockingbird,'' Harper Lee.
68. ``The Satyricon,'' Petronius.
69. ``The Alexandria Quartet,'' Lawrence Durrell.
70. ``Special Friendships,'' Roger Peyrefitte.
71. ``The Changelings,'' Jo Sinclair.
72. ``Paradiso,'' Jose Lezama Lima.
73. ``Sheeper,'' Irving Rosenthal.
74. ``Les Guerilleres,'' Monique Wittig.
75. ``The Child Manuela (Madchen in Uniform),'' Christa Winsloe.
76. ``An Arrow's Flight,'' Mark Merlis.
77. ``The Gaudy Image,'' William Talsman.
78. ``The Exquisite Corpse,'' Alfred Chester.
79. ``Was,'' Geoff Ryman.
80. ``Therese and Isabelle,'' Violette Leduc.
81. ``Gemini,'' Michael Tournier.
82. ``The Beautiful Room is Empty,'' Edmund White.
83. ``The Children's Crusade,'' Rebecca Brown.
84. ``The Story of the Night,'' Colm Toibin. 85. ``Les Enfants
Terribles,'' Jean Cocteau.
86. ``Hell Has No Limits,'' Jose Donoso.
87. ``Riverfinger Women,'' Elana Nachman.
88. ``The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon,'' Tom Spanbauer.
89. ``Closer,'' Dennis Cooper.
90. ``Lost Illusions,'' Honore de Balzac.
91. ``Miss Peabody's Inheritance,'' Elizabeth Jolley.
92. ``Rene's Flesh,'' Virgilio Pinera.
93. ``Funny Boy,'' Shyam Selvadurai.
94. ``Wasteland,'' Jo Sinclair.
95. ``Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing,'' May Sarton.
96. ``Sea of Tranquillity,'' Paul Russell.
97. ``Autobiography of a Family Photo,'' Jacqueline Woodson.
98. ``In Thrall,'' Jane DeLynn.
99. ``On Strike Against God,'' Joanna Russ.
100. ``Sita,'' Kate Millett.

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Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 08:53:26 -0500
From: "Arla Jones" <arlakan[at]>
To: <gay-libn[at]>
Subject: Publishing Triangle list!
Mime-Version: 1.0

Here's the actual web address, buckaroos!

Enjoy, Arla in Kansas  8>
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Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 10:20:13 -0700
From: MILLERB[at]
To: GAY-LIBN[at]
Subject: Publishing Triangle List

Several titles baffle me by their inclusion on this "100 best" list and
especially "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- it's been many years since I've read it;
is Boo gay?


Brent Miller             916-928-6802 (voice)
State Library                   916-653-6114 (Fax)
Government Publications         millerb[at]

PO Box 942837 Sacramento, CA  94237-0001

17. 15th Annual NASIG Conference - Call for Papers

Date:    Mon, 7 Jun 1999 11:41:54 -0400
From:    librefed <librefed[at]>
Subject: NASIG 2000 Call for Papers
MIME-Version: 1.0

===== Original Message From "Judy Johnston" <JJOHNSTO[at]> =====


Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), an organization that
serves the interests of U.S., Canadian and Mexican members of the serials
community, will hold its 15th Annual Conference June 22-25, 2000, on the
campus of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  UCSD is one of
the most highly regarded public universities in the U.S. and is especially
known for its science programs. The campus is situated on a park-like
1200-acre site high on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean at La
Jolla.  Long famed as a vacation and retirement community, the city boasts
truly outstanding beaches and coves, restaurants, art galleries, golf
courses, and other attractions.

NASIG's annual conference provides a forum for librarians, publishers,
vendors, educators, binders, systems developers, and other serials
specialists to exchange views, present new ideas, proactively seek
solutions to common problems, and discuss current issues in the field.
Proceedings are published in both print and electronic formats, with the
electronic version made available to NASIG members on NASIGWeb

NASIG's Program Planning Committee invites proposals for preconference
programs, plenary papers, and workshops that relate to the conference
theme of Making Waves: New Serials Landscapes in a Sea of Change.

We seek proposals for plenary papers and preconference programs that deal
with the overarching issues (i.e., the big picture) in the serials
industry.  What are the forces effecting change?  What role will current
players have in the production and dissemination of future serial
publications?  Will there be new players and who might they be? What will
a serial *be* in five years?  Will the changing serials landscape alter
the basic values and tenets of the library and information profession?

We are interested in plenary presentations that will examine the
reflective, visionary and practical aspects of the theme, and that analyze
emerging trends.  Some examples include, but are not limited to:

Consolidation of the publishing industry
Mergers and acquisitions
Global commerce of information
Cataloging, organizing and accessing evolving forms of information
Strategic alliances and partnerships
Delivering digital content
Preserving and archiving digital formats for future generations: whose
mission is it?
Standards for serials
Proactive methods to make waves in the scholarly communication process:
Is SPARC the answer?
Blurring of the "borders" between creators/producers/providers of
Authentication vs. anonymity: what is the impact of providing electronic
access on the basic values of librarianship?

The Committee also invites workshop and preconference proposals that will
provide practical information and spark interest in unique and innovative
methods to help serialists make informed decisions and consider new
options in their workplaces. Typically, workshop leaders share their
experience in a collegial setting and facilitate discussion with those in
attendance, often explaining how they manage specific processes in their
own organizations.

Some examples include, but are not limited to:

Impact of system conversion on serialists
Trends for evaluating e-journals and other electronic products
New full text delivery options, such as pay per view
Innovative resource sharing
Managing staff and other resources in times of change
Reshaping roles in the workplace
New developments in serials cataloging: metadata, CORC, AACR2 revision
Combining multiple formats in one bibliographic record, implications for
the future
Licensing arrangements
Research methods
Evaluating costs associated with the acquisition of free publications
What makes a consortium successful?
Copyright controversies and implications

NASIG invites members of the information community to submit proposals and
suggest topics/speakers. The Program Planning Committee reserves the right
to combine, blend, or refocus proposals to maximize program breadth and
relevance to our membership.  As a result, not all presenters from
proposals submitted by teams may be invited to participate.  Since
proposals are reviewed competitively, please include complete information
for maximum consideration:

name, address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-address of all presenters
named in the proposal
program title
a 200-300 word abstract clearly explaining the proposal and, if
appropriate, its relevance to the theme
a prioritized preference for the proposal: plenary, workshop or

Proposals should be submitted, via e-mail if possible, no later than
August 15, 1999 to:

Meg Mering
NASIG Secretary
Principal Serials Cataloger
N209 Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68588-0410
Phone: 402-472-2517
Fax: 402-472-5131

18. Request from South Africa

I just subscribed to library juice and find it very interesting. I particularly enjoy all your information about copyright and would
appreciate it if I could get comments from USA librarians about the
new Digital Millenium Copyright Act and the Distance Education
recommendations made by your Copyright Office to Congress.

Should any copyright librarians wish to contact me directly, please
feel free to do so.

Louise Szente
Snr Librarian: Copyright
Technikon SA
Private Bag X90
Florida 1709
Republic of South Africa
Email: lszente[at]
Tel: 27 11 471-3243
Fax: 27 11 471-3626 or 2612

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