• Electronic Publishing on Networks: A Selective Bibliography of Recent Works

      Bailey, Charles W. (University of Houston Libraries, 1992)
      Despite a variety of problems, electronic publishing on BITNET, Internet, and other networks is experiencing vigorous growth as scholars experiment with FTP archives, list servers, WAIS servers, and other technological tools in order to reinvent scholarly publishing. This bibliography presents selected sources, in both paper and electronic form, that are useful in understanding network-based electronic publishing. A limited number of sources that deal with broader electronic publishing topics, such as intellectual property rights, multimedia systems, standards, and virtual libraries, are also included; however, this bibliography does not provide an in-depth treatment of the large and diverse body of literature that deals with electronic publishing as a whole. In order to focus on recent developments, it does not cover sources published prior to 1989 (most sources are from 1990 to the present).
    • Electronic Publishing on Networks: Part II of a Selective Bibliography

      Bailey, Charles W. (University of Houston Libraries, 1994)
      This bibliography presents selected works, published between 1992 and the present, that are useful in understanding network-based electronic publishing. Key sources that deal with related topics, such as digital libraries, intellectual property rights, the NII and the NREN, and network software tools, are also included. It does not provide detailed coverage of the large body of literature that deals with general electronic publishing topics. The citation for the first part of this bibliography, which was previously published in The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, is included.
    • Fostering Technical Innovation in Libraries

      Bailey, Charles W. (University of Houston Libraries, 1992)
      Grant funding offers one way to foster innovation, and, for large-scale projects, it may be essential; however, there are limited opportunities to secure such funding and many small projects may not warrant it. When grant funding is sought, the library's proposal is strengthened if it can demonstrate prior effort and expertise in the proposal area. Every opportunity to secure grant funding should be seized; however, libraries should not limit themselves to this funding option. This paper provides some brief guidelines for encouraging technical innovation without depending on grant funding.
    • Libraries with Glass Walls

      Bailey, Charles W. (University of Houston Libraries, 1990)
      Fantasies of "virtual libraries," where users transparently access needed information regardless of location, depend on no-cost, unrestricted access to electronic information. In the real world, ownership and access are interwoven, library materials are usually in print form, and libraries are not usually high funding priorities for their parent institutions. If electronic information is obtained from commercial sources, libraries may need to restrict remote access to it. Ironically, print information in remote libraries may be more accessible than electronic information.