Library Juice 4:26 - July 25, 2001


  1. 2001 Jackie Eubanks Award
  2. Civic Media Center has a new web site
  3. Alternative Press Center becomes OCLC member
  4. AAP Spokeswoman Judith Platt accuses librarians of wanting to share
  5. Two on Tasini
  6. Cites & Insights: Midsummer 2001 now available
  7. Images requested
  8. - Religions in Literature
  9. American Bar Assn. Considers UCITA
  10. Group proposes public trust for net-content development
  11. Alternet: The Wired Left Awakens
  12. INSPEL - vol. 35,2
  13. A look back at a CSUF Library mass murder
  14. Librarians get a lot of headaches, article says
  15. Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed
  16. The Vanishing Book Review Section
  17. The Librarians (rock band)

Quote for the week:

"To some degree, our professional lives depend on copyright. If we
allow publishers to restrict our rights to the information we have
purchased so completely that we are unable to provide basic library
services, we will have failed in our ability to fulfill our missions.
Widespread civil disobedience may be our only ethical option."

Roy Tennant, in his June 15, 2001 Library Journal column

Personal homepage of the week: Jaime Anderson


1. 2001 Jackie Eubanks Award

The Jackie Eubanks Award is conferred annually by the
Alternatives-in-Publication (AIP) Task Force of the Social Responsibilities
Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) (this latter
being a national membership organization of over 60.000 individuals who
work in or with libraries of all kinds). The Eubanks Award, given at the
ALA's Annual Conference, is an official prize of the Association. It is
given each year to people who have made especially significant
contributions to promoting/developing the "alternative press" .

The award is named for the late Ms. Jackie Eubanks of Brooklyn College, NY,
reference librarian extraordinaire, a remarkable activist library worker,
political/cultural grass roots agitator and a great proponent of getting
the "alternative press" out of the ghetto of institutional marginalization
and into the mainstream of the resources and services of librarianship.
The award is generously endowed each year by Sanford Berman of Minnestota,
a close friend of Jackie's and himself perhaps the most widely known and
respected spokesperson for democratic, activist and transformative

The Eubanks Award Committee, chaired by Byron Anderson, voted in favor of
committee member Mark Rosenzweig's joint nomination of Franklin Rosemont,
Penelope Rosemont and Carlos Cortez for their work in rescuing and
re-charging the ur-alternative publisher of American letters, the Charles
H. Kerr Publishing Company, not only keeping in print many of the most
important titles of the Kerr company's catalog of incendiary literature,
but publishing significant new material under the Kerr imprint, material
which continues the radical spirit which always animated Kerr.

All three winners, who are splitting the award this year, are not only
responsible for Kerr Publishing Company, but are themselves writers and
artists of system-challenging work, and so it was entirely a propos that
they suggested that their friend, San Fransisco-based poet Diane di Prima,
a radical author whose life has been among those which have, against the
grain of the canonical, etched, passionately and insistently, the course of
development of the anti-establishment poetry of the post-war period into
the history of American literature and carved out a special place in the
barren cultural landscape of the USA for the Beat, the off-beat, the
downbeat and the beatific, a space where one often finds poetic beauty and
social critique merging in free and fearless expression.

Di Prima, accepting the award on behalf of the Rosemonts and Cortez, read
one of her own poems "Rant" --  suggested to her by the Rosemonts as one of
their favorites -- to the delight of the large number of people at the Free
Speech Buffet (6PM-10PM Monday 6/18/01) where, this year once again
librarians and non-mainstrean publishers mingled under the auspices of the
AIP. The Free Speech Buffet attendees were called to order for the award
ceremony by the buffet's organizer Rory Litwin at 8PM.

Introduced by the Eubank Committee's Mark Rosenzweig, who also offered a
description of the Kerr press and the significance of the award winners
contributions to keeping alternative publishing alive and lively, di Prima
also read a statement, sent to her by Cortez and the Rosemonts for the
occasion, which expressed gratitude that this award will help them make the
Kerr catalog's offerings better known among librarians and -- equally
importantly -- promote the subversive work of the literary underground in
attacking the roots of what they described as our 'miserabilist' society.

The Eubanks Award Committe thanks Ms. di Prima for her appearance at the
affair and offers its heartfelt congratulations to three remarkable people,
the indomitable Carlos Cortez, IWW poet and graphic artist; Franklin
Rosemont, among so many other strange and wonderful things, the editor and
English translator of THE major collection (Pathfinder Press) of the
writings of the magus of surrealism, Andre Breton; and Penelope Rosemont,
the editor of the recently-published, magnificent and revelatory anthology
entitled "Surrealist Women: An International Anthology (Univ. of Texas

Reported by: Mark Rosenzweig, editor "Progressive Librarian", co-founder of
the Progressive Librarians Guild, SRRT Council member, ALA Councilor at
large, member of the Jackie Eubanks Award Committee and of the
Alternatives-in-Publications Task Force.

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In today's miserabilist social set-up, "peace" prizes are frequently given
to war criminals, and "humanitarian" awards are presented to
Earth-destroying corporate executive thugs.

The Jackie Eubanks Memorial Award, dreamed up by a bold group of dissident
librarians, has nothing in common with such bourgeois hypocrisy. Unlike the
big celebrity awards, the Jackie Eubanks award recognizes the contributions
of those who, in many and diverse ways, have been doing what they can - in
Joe Hill's words - "to advance Freedom's banner a little closer to its

The Charles H. Kerr Company, established in Chicago in 1886, is a
worker-owned, not-for-profit co-operative publishing house devoted to the
Cause of abolishing wage-slavery and creating a new society based on
Freedom, Equality, Poetry, and Solidarity. In its 115 years, the Kerr
Company has published a large number of books that are widely recognized as
classics, but this is the first time the Company has ever received an award.

We are especially honored to receive the Jackie Eubanks Memorial Award, for
Jackie Eubanks was herself a brave crusader for all good causes. She was an
enthusiastic supporter of our publishing program - "Subversive Literature
for the Whole Family!" - and retains a fond place in our memory.

We would like to alert our librarian friends to the fact that Charles H.
Kerr books continue to be well-reviewed in Anarchist, Socialist, Feminist,
Pacifist, IWW, Trade Union, Civil Libertarian, Green, Homeless, Punk and
other alternative publications. Almost never, however, are our books
noticed in the major librarians' periodicals: LIBRARY JOURNAL, CHOICE, or
BOOKLIST. This means many librarians are NOT being informed of our books.
We hope you will help us spread the word about this insidious form of
censorship. An Injury to One Is an Injury to All!

The Charles H. Kerr Company is the oldest anti-Establishment publishing
house in the world, but it is still as young as tomorrow. This is because
radical ideas are always new. They are the like the seed beneath the
snow - just waiting for the proper time to sprout.

2. Civic Media Center has a new web site

Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 22:48:14 -0400
From: Charles Willett <willett[at]>
To: srrtac-l[at], PLGNET-L <PLGNet-L[at]>

The Civic Media Center and Library, Inc., Gainesville's alternative library
and meeting space, has just reconstructed its web site on its own new
domain.  The site features Search (title and author listings of the
thousands of books, magazines, zines and tapes in its library), News,
Special Events, Regular Events, Membership Information, and Links.

Check us out:

Comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome.  Contact:

Civic Media Center
1021 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601

Charles Willett
CMC co-founder and volunteer
p.s. Don't write me about this, though.  I'm a hard-copy guy.


3. Alternative Press Center becomes OCLC member

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 15, 2001-The Alternative Press Center (APC) will be
joining OCLC as a cataloging member and has agreed to offer its database,
the Alternative Press Index (API), on the OCLC FirstSearch service. The
database will be available both via subscription and per-search and will
link to the holdings in OCLC library collections.

Through a collaborative agreement between OCLC and the Alternative Press
Center, OCLC will add information on the APC library holdings of
periodicals and monographs into WorldCat. The holdings symbol is ALTPR. The
APC library maintains the last five years of items indexed in the
Alternative Press Index.

"We are pleased and excited at the opportunity to work with OCLC," said
Chuck D'Adamo, co-editor of the Alternative Press Index. "The collaboration
with OCLC will significantly enhance the fulfillment of the Alternative
Press Center's general mission to increase public awareness of the
alternative, independent, critical press."

"With these materials linked in WorldCat to holdings in libraries
worldwide, FirstSearch will make them visible and more available," said
Lori Saviers, director of Product Marketing and Licensing, OCLC Reference
and Resource Sharing. "This project represents OCLC's new product strategy
at work and will greatly expand options for libraries. OCLC is actively
seeking to expand the ranks of 'non-traditional' members, and the library
of the Alternative Press Center is a reflection of this expansion by
reaching out beyond the traditional membership base."

The back files of source materials indexed in the API are currently being
archived at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Special Collections (OCLC
symbol: MUB, a PALINET library), of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
County (UMBC). This archive represents one of the most complete collections
of alternative and left-wing periodicals available in the United States.

"We are very excited to be collaborating with the Alternative Press Center
and OCLC on this project," said Larry Wilt, library director, University of
Maryland, Baltimore County. "We recognize the great value of this project
to the library community. It will result in greater visibility and use of
the Alternative Press Center's collections by libraries and researchers

The Alternative Press Index covers nearly 300 periodicals that report and
analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political and
social change. OCLC plans to add the database to FirstSearch in the fourth
quarter of 2001. The full text of 39 publications in API are currently
available through OCLC FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online.

The Alternative Press Center (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to
providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative
press. It has indexed 880 newspaper and periodical titles since its launch
in 1969 to provide access to the practices and theories of radical social
change. The Alternative Press Index (API) has been recognized as a leading
guide to the alternative press in the United States and around the world.
The API is international and interdisciplinary, spans the social sciences
and humanities, and includes popular and scholarly magazines and journals.

The Special Collections Department of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), makes available for
appreciation and study a number of the great artistic and documentary
treasures of western culture. Rare books, photographs, artifacts, and
manuscripts are accessible here in the original, with trained professionals
ready to assist in the use and interpretation of these research materials.

4. AAP Spokeswoman Judith Platt accuses librarians of wanting to share

[MEMBER-FORUM:2469] C/NET Article and Quote from AAP Spokeswoman
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 10:25:47 -0400
From: "Maurice J. Freedman" <freedman[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>,
ALA Member Forum <member-forum[at]>, NYLINE <NYLINE[at]>
Cc: Blake Carver <btcarver[at]>, Judith Platt <jplatt[at]>

Dear Colleagues

I suggest you take a look at this article in c/net's News.Com.  It was
brought to my attention by Blake Carver, publisher of

The quote in the third paragraph, if accurate, attributed to Judith
Platt, a spokeswoman for the Association of American Publishers, and an
elected member of the Freedom to Read Foundation Board, was especially

"'[Librarians have] got their radical factions, like the Ruby Ridge or
Waco types,' who want to share all content for free, said Judith Platt,
a spokeswoman for the Association of American Publishers."

On the heels of Patricia Schroeder, President and CEO of AAP, being
quoted as saying that librarians are the enemy, AAP's views of
librarians are of great concern to me.

Of course, Ms. Platt should be heard regarding the accuracy of the
quote, but these statements attributed to AAP officials are a great
concern to those of us who are deeply committed to freedom of access to

Maurice J. Freedman, MLS, PhD
President-Elect, American Library Association
Ex-Officio Member, Freedom to Read Foundation Board
Director, Westchester Library System
All communications re the U*N*A*B*A*S*H*E*D Librarian
should be sent to editor[at]

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Dear Colleagues,

In fairness to Ms. Platt, I have found that she did have a response to the
quote.  I would have provided it with the preceding message had I seen the
LISnews website where her statement can be found.

Following is the URL for her response in

[From the Headlines service]

"Judith Platt Responds
      From the: "radical-librarian" dept.
      Posted by: "Blake" on: Thursday July 12 12 14 PM
      Story:   Judith Platt has responded on her radical librarian remarks
below. "The last thing that I intended was to anger or alienate the library
community. I value them as friends, colleagues and allies in the fight for
free expression and literacy"

I genuinely appreciate Ms. Platt's explanation of what she claims to have
said to the reporter for c/net.  Nonetheless I think that there are issues
that must be addressed of mutual concern to ALA and AAP and the publishing
industry regarding fair use, freedom of access, UCITA, etc.

Maurice J. Freedman, MLS, PhD
President-Elect, American Library Association
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Re: C/NET Article and Quote from AAP Spokeswom an
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 11:36:06 -0400
From: "Needham, George" <needhamg[at]>
To: ALA Council List <alacoun[at]>
Reply to: needhamg[at]


Thanks for the clarification. Even if we are not being compared to
David Koresh, we should take this article and Ms. Schroeder's earlier
remarks as a clarion call. Publishers are not our permanent, unshakable
allies. Unfortunately, neither are writers.

I've talked to several authors, and seen written comments by others,
who sincerely believe that every circulation of a book from a lending
library is money out of their pockets.

We can work with publishers and authors on issues like free expression
and literacy, but we need to remember that we should have no permanent
allies, no permanent enemies, just permanent values. Our values of
making information freely available are going to be in conflict with
those of publishers who seek to maximize their profits by controlling
the use and availability of their products.

George Needham
Councilor at Large

5. Two on Tasini

Tasini Takes on The New York Times Again

Jonathan Tasini threatened another suit over what he sees as strong-arm
tactics to subvert a ruling on freelancers' rights

Kenneth Li
The Industry Standard
July 6, 2001,1902,27702,00.html

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Date:         Mon, 16 Jul 2001 11:50:42 -0400
From:         gary price <gprice[at]GWU.EDU
Subject:      [DIG_REF] Barbara Quint with a Proposal

This may be of interest to many of you.

Writer, editor, and information "thinker", Barbara Quint is out with a
special report and proposal about how to deal with material in the
Post-Tasini world.

Title: "Stop the Trash Trucks: A Tasini Case Damage-Control Proposal"

Gary D. Price, MLIS
Gary Price Library Research and Internet Consulting

6. Cites & Insights: Midsummer 2001 now available

In honor of the summer doldrums...

A bonus Midsummer 2001 issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is
now available at

Volume 1 Number 8 is 18 pages and includes:

The next issue (August 2001, but the month:number schema is off for the
rest of this year) will appear a little "late"--probably during the
first or second week of August.

Walt Crawford

7. Images requested

Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 20:07:11 -0600
From: Millennial Light Library <mllibrary[at]>
To: PLGNet-L[at]

Dear PLG'ers,
Perhaps some of you might be able to help us to locate eclectic,
artistic, progressive, and interesting images (photos, graphics and
paintings welcome) of libraries, reading, reading rooms and books (or
perhaps something else that comes to mind) for the soon to be produced
Millennial Light Library brochure, thank-you postcard to donors, and
website. We are a very new, alternative library in the making, and we
specialize in three primary areas: a sustainable future, spiritual
awakening and social transformation. To be more specific, collections
are developing in the following areas:
*sustainable lifeways and solutions
*alternative technologies
*environmental issues
*indigenous perspectives
*health, healing and wholeness
*shifting scientific paradigms
*corporate globalization
*spiritual understanding and awareness
*peace studies and return of the feminine
*societal ills and injustices
*social transformation and change
If you have any images or know of any that pique your interest, they
will probably pique ours too. Right now, we are specifically focusing on
the thank-you postcard image. The postcard will go out as a thank you to
all who donate materials (ie publishers, authors, community members,
organizations, etc.). We're looking for something that really gets
across the thanks, and hopefully something of beauty and a bit
inspiring. Any pointers to images welcome. Or you can mail or fax (only
one phone line here, may be best to email or call first) a photocopy of
an image. Many thanks!
Best regards,
Rebekah Azen

Millennial Light Library
PO Box 23106
Santa Fe, NM  87502
Telephone:  505-424-9475
Fax:  505-424-0954

"Concern with the environment will no longer be one of many single
issues in this next century. It will move to the center of the stage. It
will become the context of our lives, our businesses, our politics."
   -Fritjof Capra, author of the Web of Life

"There can never be world peace as long as we make war against Mother
   -Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, Iroquios Onandaga Nation

Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual
handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and
environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a
civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of
alienation between humans and nature leads to the use of technology in a
hostile spirit---to the "conquest" of nature instead of intelligent
co-operation with nature.
   -Alan Watts

"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of
acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy - or perhaps
both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to
be their own Governors must arm themselves with the power which
knowledge gives."
   -James Madison

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
in our philosophy."
   -William Shakespeare, Hamlet

"A cool of books will sometime lead the mind to libraries of a hot
afternoon, if books can be found cool to the sense to lead the mind
   -William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)  'The library'

"Libraries are not made, they grow."
   -Augustine Birrell  (1850-1933)


8. - Religions in Literature

This list contains 23,500 citations from literature (primarily science
fiction and fantasy novels and stories) referring to actual churches,
religions and tribes. This list is intended for literary research only.
This is not a source of information about religion.

Which source material has been indexed?
This database is not comprehensive in that all works of science fiction
have not been indexed. But this may be thought of as a sampling. Much of
the literature currently indexed was chosen simply because it was available
at the local library....

9. American Bar Assn. Considers UCITA

Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 11:27:41 -0700
From: Sandra <sandrar[at]>
To: calix[at]

UCITA -  the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, a
proposed state contract law -- has once again reached a critical
juncture.  Swift action on our part can help to ensure that UCITA
will not be pushed legislatively by NCCUSL until it has been
thoroughly reviewed by the American Bar Association (ABA) and then,
possibly, redrafted.

It is customary for the ABA to review and vote on any uniform laws
being proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform
State Laws (NCCUSL).  ABA approval is considered crucial to UCITA's
future.  However, until now, proponents of UCITA have prevented such
a review from taking place.

In a proposed formal resolution that will be considered shortly, the
Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the ABA has recommended
that the ABA House of Delegates vote to oppose the adoption of UCITA
anywhere.  The proposed resolution further recommends that NCCUSL
withdraw and extensively revise UCITA "to more adequately reflect the
current state of the law concerning the licensing of intellectual
property with due regard for basic rights of consumers and the
protection of Licensees from unwarranted unilateral actions of the
Licensor." (The proposed resolution can be found on
www.ABANET.ORG/TIPS/UCITA)  TIPS and others in the ABA also have
asked that NCCUSL agree to stand down from pursuing any state
legislative action during the period of review and redrafting, on
which the ABA would work with NCCUSL.

The American Bar Association Annual meeting will take place in
Chicago August 2-8.  The House of Delegates, the deliberative
policy-making body of the ABA, which will consider the proposed
resolution, will meet on August 6-7.

Contact the ABA House of Delegates members from your state.  Tell
them to vote yes to TIPS Resolution 110-B.  Let them know why
libraries oppose UCITA and advocate its thorough revision.   (See the
ALA Washington Office's web pages on UCITA at

A list of the House of Delegates members by state is available on the
Washington Office Web site
(  Unfortunately, we do
not have contact information for them, but trust that you can track
them down. Encourage any library advocates that might have
connections to these delegates to contact them as well.

The library community outreach to the state attorneys general this
spring was instrumental in stopping inadequate consumer amendments to
UCITA.  Success this time could effectively mean the dismantling of
UCITA and the possibility of sensible new legislation that will not
undermine library services.

Forwarded from ALA by
Sandra Reuben
CLA Chapter Councilor to ALA

10. Group proposes public trust for net-content development

Former president of the Public Broadcasting System Lawrence K. Grossman and
former Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow are
partnering to invest in preserving public space online at the price of $18
billion. Grossman and Minow are pursuing their idea through the Digital
Promise Project, an organization recommending the creation of the Digital
Opportunity Investment Trust. The trust is envisioned as an agency chartered
by the federal government along the lines of the National Science Foundation
or the National Institutes of Health that would provide venture-capital
funding for educational and civic applications of digital technology. "The
potential exists to use these technologies in ways we can't imagine now.
It's worth investing in this," says Grossman. The Digital Promise Project is
proposing the federal dollars could come from telecommunications industry
bids on wireless spectrum licenses, and would go toward buying public online
space for library and museum collections and technology training for
teachers. "You could have a virtual solar system, a 3-D model of a human
body or a re-creation of Mark Twain's America." (You can learn more at
[SOURCE: Wall Street Journal, AUTHOR: AUTHOR: Tom Weber]

(c)Benton Foundation 2001. Redistribution of this email publication --
both internally and externally -- is encouraged if it includes this message.

11. Alternet: The Wired Left Awakens

AlterNet leads a resurgence of progressive news sites

By J.D. Lasica, OJR Senior Columnist
[Online Journalism Review]

Will a handful of big corporations control virtually all the news
published on the Internet? On some days it certainly appears that way,
especially in light of the report last month that four companies control
half of all the traffic on the Web.

The prospects for independent content sites seem grim today, what with
Salon running low on cash and the zines Feed and Suck closing up shop.

But one voice of grassroots independent journalism has recently begun to
thrive. More surprising still, its point of view offers a decidedly
left-of-center tilt.

The secrets of AlterNet's success? It's not out to make money. And it's
riding a wave of public anger about the Bush administration's
less-than-compassionate policies on the environment, energy, civil rights
and other issues that tend to send progressives into a frothy lather...


12. INSPEL - vol. 35,2

Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 15:30:32 +0200

The new issue of

INSPEL - The International Journal of Special Libraries,
official organ of the IFLA division 2

has just come out of press:

Volume 35, (2001) n° 2:

Marga Coing:
Effective Communication: An Essential Tool to Cope with the Challenge
of  Technological Change, p. 75

Jean-Philippe Accart:
Business Intelligence: A New Challenge for Librarians? p. 85

Jane M. Wu:
Pangaea Central: the Coming Global Access to Legal, Scientific and
Technical Information Through the Resource Networks of Intergovernmental
Organizations, p. 94

Zana Bufi:
The Challenge of Organization the Research Service and the Library of
Albanian Assembly, p. 113

Chng Kim See:
Government Information and Information about Governments in Southeast
Asia: a New Era? An Overview, p. 120

Patrick McGlamery:
Issues of Authenticity of Spatial Data, p. 137


As a reminder:
Volume 34,3/4 and 35,1 contained a selection of the best papers from the
SLA GLOBAL 2000 World-Wide conference on Special Librarianship in
Brighton last year:

INSPEL vol. 34 (2000) n° 3/4

Rafael Ball
Future Trends in Special Library Services. p. 133

Judith Broady-Preston and Tim Hayward
Information Specialists in the Corporate Sector: an Analysis of the
Training and Education Needs for the 21st Century. p. 141

Martha K. Heyman
Speaking IT, Staying a Librarian: Building Successful Relationships with
the Information technology Oraganization without Losing Your Identity,
p. 153

Charlene Baldwin and Jesùs Lau
Collaboration Between the United States and Mexico: The Legacy of SLA -
Supported linkages, p. 165

Claire Spaven and Anna Murphy
Parlez-vous Technology? Teaching Information Skills in a Second
Language. p. 179

Alice Keller
Electronic Journals: a Delphi Survey, p. 187

Wolfram Neubauer
The Digitization of Switzerland: a Special Library's Perspective, p.194

Widharto Widharto
Development Information Dissemination Techniques: Direction for
Acquaculture Development and Health Planning in Indonesia during and
after the Economic Crisis, p. 199

Susan Henczel
The Information Audit as a First Step Towards Effective Knowledge
Management: an Opportunity for the Special Librarian

Anna H. Perrault and Vicki L. Gregory
Think Global, Act Local: The Challenges of Taking the Website Global.

Jeannette Regan
Networking the Asia-Pacific: a Co-operative Library Venture Begun
Through Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Australian Library
and Information Association (ALIA), p. 238

INSPEL, volume 35 (2001) n° 1

Joycelyn M. Jaca:
Bringing the Library Right Into the Workplace: A Challenge and a Tool
of  Survival for a Telecommunications Library. p. 1

Surekha Kaul:
Information Resource Sharing Models in Developing Countries: A network
emerging from the World Bank supported Environmental Management Capacity
Building Project. p. 9

Alladi Vagiswari, S. Amba, Christina Louis:
Need for International Cooperation to meet Information Requirements of
Scientists in a Developing Country. p. 27

P.K. Jain:
Building Capacities - Resource Sharing in India. A Case Study of the
Institute of Economic Growth Library. p. 37

Francis Jayakanth:
Implementing WWWISIS for Providing Web Access to Bibliographic
Databases. p. 42

Patricia Okiemute Idahosa:
CDS/ISIS: The Lagos Business School Experience. p. 59

Muhammad Yaqub Chaudhary:
Continuing Professional Education of Librarians Working in the
University Libraries of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. p. 67

The next issue of INSPEL will deal with Medical Librarianship.

Please feel free to enter your subscription at a "pre EURO bargain
price" of DEM 80 (plus postage)
or consider a subscription for your third world sister library (see
attached flyer) and / or consider submitting your papers for reviewing.

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copy of  INSPEL

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editor-in-chief, INSPEL

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13. A look back at a CSUF Library mass murder

Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 12:47:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Tsang <dtsang[at]>
To: PLGNET-L <PLGNet-L[at]>

The OC Register profiles in its Accent section today the mass killing in
1976 at CSU Fulerton's library, where the perpetrator said he was worried
about being forced into homosexual acts, and was mad about porno films he
believed was shown at the library.

5 minutes

                   On July 12, 1976, custodian Edward Charles Allaway
                   walked into his workplace, the library on the Cal State
                   Fullerton campus, and shot nine people, killing seven.

                   July 8, 2001

                   Story by AMY WILSON
                   Photos by MICHAEL KITADA
                   The Orange County Register

14. Librarians get a lot of headaches, article says

Forwarded message ----------
From: "Rothal, Jeff" <JRothal[at]>

According to a survey done by Excedrin, 43 percent of librarians suffer
headaches on at least a weekly basis.

According to the press release, "librarians stated that people who have 'no
clue' how to use research resources cause the most headaches (56 percent)
for them."

[I am not making this up, as Dave Barry likes to say.]

More details can be found at


Jeff Rothal
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Naval Postgraduate School
Dudley Knox Library
Monterey CA 93943 U.S.A.


15. Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed -

        Internet searchers wishing focused access to content on
        the World Wide Web should consider that "more of it
        (dynamically-generated pages, certain file formats, and
        numerous databases) is becoming invisible to their
        searching spiders." This site provides links to directories,
        searchable sites, databases, and search engines useful for
        uncovering content that the general search engines fail to
        disclose. There is a helpful section which offers
        guidelines for situations when so-called "hidden content"
        searching is warranted. From Rider University's
        I-Librarian Robert J. Lackie.

From Librarians Index to the Internet -

16. The Vanishing Book Review Section

This is a must-read article in Salon about the growing trend of major
newspapers' shrinking down the book review section.

It's part three in a series about consolidation of media power.

17. The Librarians (rock band)

[thanks jessamyn]


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