Library Futures Institute


Prepared June 1, 2002 by Marlene Sue Heroux, MBLC (

The following webliography/bibliography was developed in preparation for this Institute.  It lists references to web sites, organizations, bibliographies, and full text articles for the topics addressed in the Futures Institute.  It is arranged by conference date and session.  Annotations are taken from the text on the web sites. Many of the URL's listed are links articles and citations in the Gale Info Trac ( databases under statewide license and available for all regional member libraries.

[I]Using a feature that Gale calls InfoMarks (, Gale assigns a specific search, mark list, or article a unique web address known as a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL). These addresses can be embedded into a word or HTML document, that, when clicked on, will automatically link the user to the appropriate Info Trac search or article. If you are not on a computer that is already authenticated to access the statewide Info Trac databases, you will be prompted for your library barcode number before the search can be activated. Each InfoMark link on this webliography will have the image at left preceding it. (Do not click on the image, but on the blue hyperlink.)

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Michio Kaku (

Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics and also the environment. His goal is to help complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," a single equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will unify all the fundamental forces in the universe. 

[I] Articles in Expanded Academic ASAP with keyword Michio Kaku

Societal Trends:  Economic, Social & Demographic Issues

Speakers: "Renewable Paths" Greg Watson, Director of Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust
"Immigration, the Bottom of the Iceberg," Robert Ross, Professor of Sociology, Clark University

Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust   ( The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) is an independent, economic development organization established to enhance the Commonwealth’s knowledge-based Innovation Economy ( In addition, MTC administers the Renewable Energy Trust, which was established to promote the supply and use of renewable energy sources such as wind turbines, solar, hydroelectric and fuel cells.

Robert J. S. Ross, Ph.D. ( Over the last five years Professor Ross and his undergraduates have been studying sweatshops, especially in the context of the apparel industry. In 1995, he began research on the resurgence of sweatshops, and he has given over 60 public lectures on the issue. The University of Michigan Press will publish his book, Hearts Starve, completed during his sabbatical leave of 2001-02. Also by Dr. Ross: Global Capitalism: The New Leviathan by Robert J. S. Ross and Kent Trachte. SUNY Press, 1990.

Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet) ( The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet ) is an independent, non-profit network bringing together US based organizations, communities, and individuals to: strengthen sustainability movements across the US, by providing a framework for information-sharing and collaboration across issue areas, sectors, and levels of activity; connect the US sustainability movement to the global sustainability movement; promote broad-based, multi-stakeholder participation in decision making on sustainable development at the local, national, regional and global levels.

[I]What Comes Next "So what do these small-business owners/futurists see ahead for entrepreneurs when they peek into 2001 and beyond?" Business Week, Dec. 4, 2000 Issue 3710, p.F24.

Future Focus 2020 ( Future Focus 2020 seeks to engage the African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian and other communities in a national discussion about the future, and to help identify the significant social, technological, economic, environmental, and political trends and events that will have greatest affect on these communities by the year 2020.   Future Focus 2020 is located at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

World Future Society ( A nonprofit educational and scientific organization for people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future.  The Futurist is the Society's bimonthly magazine that covers forecasts, trends, and the latest thinking about the future, and Futures Survey, which abstracts the latest studies on the future. Futurist Update is an electronic newsletter distributed monthly to members of the World Future Society.

[I]Articles in Expanded Academic ASAP with keyword “future in” The Futurist

Working in the 21st Century ( A portrait of the U.S. workforce at the beginning of the New Millennium: a set of charts and related information about subjects ranging from education levels to retirement plans. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

U. S. Census Bureau. Minority Links (
Links to the latest data on racial and ethnic populations in the United States.

Open Research Initiative ( The Pew Internet & American Life Project is a non-commercial, non-partisan organization dedicated to examining the social impact of the Internet. The Open Research Initiative is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and data between the staff of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and outside researchers.

The Rise of the E-Citizen: How People Use Government Agencies' Web Sites
"Web presence is not optional for governments in the United States. Citizens are online and learning to demand answers at Internet speed. Government budget-writers require that the cost-savings potential of the Internet be mastered. At the same time, laws and executive orders mandate the provision of at least   some services online." Pew Research Center, April 3, 2002.

Getting Serious Online "As Americans Gain Experience, They Use the WebMore at Work, Write Emails with More Significant Content, Perform More Online Transactions, and Pursue More Serious Activities." Pew Research Center, March 3, 2002.

CyberFaith How Americans Pursue Religion Online. Pew Research Center, December 23, 2001.

American Community Survey ( ) "The American Community Survey is a new approach for collecting accurate, timely information needed for critical government functions. This new approach provides accurate, up-to-date profiles of America ’s communities every year. Community leaders and other data users will have timely information for planning and evaluating public    programs for everyone from newborns to the elderly."

[I]Forecasting-Demographic Aspects Subject heading search link to “Forecasting-Demographic Aspects” in Expanded Academic ASAP.

Foreign-Born Population of the United States - A nice slide show on immigration

On Globalization: a skeptical view about growth

A site with many links to critical perspectives on Economic Liberalization and Integration.

Converging Technology Issues

Speaker: David Cyganski, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"The Future of Science and Technology. And Life."
A discussion of the basis for and evidence of successful prediction of technology trends in literature. These lessons are applied to extrapolate the impact of emergent science and technology on libraries, living and life itself.

George Washington University's Tech Forecast ( The GW Forecast is a Think-Tank for Tracking the Technology Revolution.

Technology Grant News ( "Quarterly newsletter devoted to public and private new technology funding sources from government, technology funders, private sector foundations and trade associations."

LITA Top Tech Trends (
The original meeting was such a success that the Top Technology Trends discussion became a regular feature at   all Midwinter and Annual ALA Conferences.

[I]Is science good for us? Helen McCarthy argues that our unease about new technology makes it more urgent than ever to revive democracy. (The NS essay 4). New Statesman (1996), Dec 17, 2001 v130 i4568 p52(2).

The Venus Project  ( "The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium."

Progressive Policy Institute ( PPI's mission is to define and promote a new progressive politics for America in the 21st century. Through its research, policies, and commentary, the Institute is fashioning a new governing philosophy and an agenda for public innovation geared to the Information Age.

Fourth Dimension Librarians:  A Professional Revolution

Speaker: Ulla de Stricker , De Stricker Associates (

“One of life's great blessings is to be in love with what you do for a living. Do l ever know it! Almost daily I thank my lucky stars for the series of events that put me, blindly, on the path of librarianship.” (from “Librarian 2000: A Personal Reflection on a Profession on the Verge.”  Searcher, January 2000.) 

[I]Links to above article and other full text articles by Ulla de Stricker in Expanded Academic ASAP.

Library Futures Quarterly ( "The mission of Library Futures Quarterly is to inform, instruct and enlighten so that you have the best tools and most insightful information to build greatest possible future for the library you serve... We cover a variety of topics affecting the future of the library, including: Forecasting Methods * Scenario Building * Social/Cultural Evolution * Demography * Pacesetting * Futurism Strategy * Trends * Visionary Thinking * Polling * Marketing * Creativity * Cutting-Edge Technology
[I]Review of Library Futures Quarterly , "Move over, Nostradamus" American Libraries , Feb 2002 v33 i2 p64(1).

Staffing the Digital Library in the 21st Century   Colin Steele and Mechthild Guha Australian National University. "In the information society of the future the ability to manage knowledge in different ways will be essential. The traditional skills of librarianship will either be transformed and/or supplemented."

Library Staffing Considerations in the Age of Technology:  Basic Elements for Managing Change by Daryl C. Youngman, Kansas State University. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, Issue 24, Fall 1999.

Librarians in the 21st Century ( This site was created during the Spring 2000 semester by a class of graduate students in the Master of Library Science program in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Their assignment was to create an information resource for the World Wide Web that explored the nature of librarianship at the opening of the 21st Century, looking at the current state of the profession and some directions in which it is likely to evolve. Another group of MLS students at Syracuse University is now working to update and expand this site.

New Breed Librarian (http:/ Librarian , a bimonthly publication, aims to use the web to build community and foster collaboration among librarians. It is intended to foster a sense of community for those new to librarianship, whether in school or just out. It contains feature articles interviews, not necessarily with librarians, TechTalk, letters from readers and highlights progressive librarians and other information professionals.

[I]Visionaries. (innovations in library management as created by librarians) Library Journal, March 15, 2002 v127 i5 pS21(5). 

[I]The good professional: a new vision Sheila S. Intner. "The definition of the good library professional is constantly changing. By the 2020s, the good professional will be a person who attracts the most patron service, meets deadlines, decides objectively, is responsible, reads voraciously, is open-minded and is willing to experiment and learn. American Libraries, March 1998 v29 n3 p48(3)

[I]Library Education-forecasts Articles from Expanded Academic ASAP on the subject, “Library Education-forecasts.”

[I]Articles by Janet L. Balas  including "Does Technology Define Librarians' Roles?"  Janet I. Balas. Computers in Libraries, Nov-Dec 2001, v21 i10 p58. (Note, Gale has some articles as Janet I. Balas and some as Janet L. – I sent them a note to correct. MSH.

@ your library, The Campaign for America's libraries ( @ your library is a five-year commitment, sponsored by the American Library Association to speak loudly and clearly about the value of libraries and librarians to our communities, schools, academic institutions, and businesses, as well as to our society, democracy, and the new digital age. The campaign is designed to increase awareness about the vibrancy, vitality and real value of today's libraries, to galvanize public support and influence public policy.

@ your library: Attitudes Toward Public Libraries . ( Survey conducted by KRC Research and Consulting.

White House Proposed Initiative to Recruit and Education Librarians ( The President's FY2003 Budget Request submitted to Congress in early February, 2002 proposes a $10 million initiative to educate and train librarians. Anticipating the loss of as many as 68% of the current cohort of professional librarians by 2019, the initiative will be designed to "help recruit a new generation of librarians." The President's proposed initiative recognizes the key role of libraries and librarians in maintaining the flow of information that is critical to support formal education; to guide intellectual, scientific, and commercial enterprise; to strengthen individual decisions; and to create the informed populace that lies at the core of democracy. If Congress approves the budget request, IMLS must be able to move ahead quickly to disburse these new resources to the greatest effect. This web page is designed to be a resource that will continue to develop as the initiative takes shape.

Internet 2: Its Implications for Libraries:

Speaker: Thomas J. Lynch, Vice President for Information Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Internet 2( Internet2 is a consortium being led by over 190 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 is recreating the partnership among academia, industry and government that fostered today’s Internet in its infancy.

[I]Articles in Expanded Academic ASAP with keywords “Internet 2” or “Internet II ”

The National Science Digital Library

Library of Congress - NDLP (National Digital Library Program)

K-12: Library of Congress's The Learning Page

California Digital Library
The California Digital Library (CDL) opened its public "digital doors" 1/20/1999 by making available an integrated web gateway to digital collections, services and tools

Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library


UCAID and I2 Project

Abilene Network Operations Center

Abilene I2 Network

NSF advanced networks, grants

Next Generation Internet

Corporate Partner

NEESCom, dark fiber provider

MIT Open Knowledge Initiative

MIT Open Courseware Initiative

Kurzweil's futuristic viewpoints

Manitoba Information literacy and IT Fluency document (PDF)

Thursday, June 27

The Experience Economy

Speakers:  Jim Gilmore, co author, The Experience Economy & John Arnold, MBLC Commissioner, respondent

[I]Welcome to the experience economy. B. Joseph Pine II; James H. Gilmore. "Experiences should not be considered part of the category of services and economists neglect to acknowledge consumers desire experiences. Services have become commoditized and experiences have emerged as the progression of economic value. Companies use services and goods to engage customers in creating a memorable event. The customers are essentially "buying" experiences." Harvard Business Review, July-August 1998 v76 n4 p97(9)

[I]The Experience Economy. Links in Expanded Academic ASAP to authors B. Joseph Pines, Joe Pines II, and  James H. Gilmore and the Experience Economy.

Library Facilities:  Library of the Future

Stanley Strauss, Asst. Director, Cerritos California Public Library & Allison Heisch, Professor, San Jose State University

Cerritos Library website ( "Sleek and futuristic in design, the new Cerritos Library presents an innovative model for library service in the 21st century—one that focuses on creating a dynamic learning experience for the user. The Dedication event, on March 16, 2002, is the culmination of four years of planning by City elected officials and library staff, architects, artists, designers, contractors and consultants. The result of their efforts was inspired in part by the book The Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine. (Harvard Business School Press, 1999). Key concepts are:

[I]Cerritos Library   Full text articles in Expanded Academic ASAP.

[I]21st-Century Library Service Sara Weissman posits that libraries need a reality check to serve changing communities." School Library Journal , July 2001 v47 i7 pS36.

[I]The Public Library and the Internet: Is Peaceful Coexistence Possible? Eleanor Jo Rodger; George D'Elia; Corinne Jorgensen. "Online competition may dictate a radically different role for libraries." American Libraries , May 2001 v32 i5 p58.

[I]Unleashing patron power at libraries for the future Beverly Goldberg. "Public library activists have formed the advocacy group Libraries for the Future to raise the awareness and support for public libraries. It is involved in education efforts outside the library community." American Libraries , May 1997 v28 n5 p57(2).

[I]NorthStarNet : A Model for Community Information   Mick O'Leary.  Public libraries redefining themselves in the age of the Web.  NorthStarNet: A Model for Community Information. Online, July 2000 v24 i4 p51

[I]American public libraries: a long transformative moment Susan Goldberg Kent . "American public libraries undergo major transformations as digital   technology invades information services. However, most librarians still see a bright future ahead for the profession as public libraries become even more important due to changing demographics and rising levels of illiteracy."  Daedalus, Fall 1996 v125 n4 p207(14)

[I]The Public Library of the Future    Kim Creighton; Bruce Jensen. "Two library school students envision running Library Journal's Library of the Year 2011."  Library Journal , August 2001 v126 i13 p56.

[I]The Fate of the Undergraduate Library.   "Librarians and faculty confronts the future after a mass migration of students to the web." Library Journal, Nov 1, 2000 v125 i18 p38.

The new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library ( ) "The collaboration for the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is unique in the United States. It reflects the best of cooperative efforts between a major city and a major university - a collaboration supported by Silicon Valley ’s innovators and leaders. The new King Library is part of a larger movement to revitalize downtown San José , to give it civic focus and attract new business. It is also part of the greater effort to extend the vast resources located in the city's center to its outlying regions."

Richmond Public Library, Ironwood Branch ( )On December 15, 1998 Richmond Public Library opened what it is calling the Library of the Future.

Geolib ( Dr. Christie Koontz, director of Geolib, has been a faculty member at Florida State University since 1990. Dr. Koontz's areas of expertise include public library facility location and market analysis with a recent emphasis on use of public libraries in majority-minority and low income market areas. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carroll Preston Baber Research Award, the top research award of the American Library Association, in 1992. In 1997, Greenwood Publishing published Dr. Koontz's Library Siting and Location Handbook. The full text of her numerous publications can be found on the Publications Index ( link from the Geolib web page.

Concurrent Sessions: Digital Issues, Publishing, Reference & Marketing

Digital Issues: "Preservation Through Regeneration: How Today's Digital Collections Will Be Transformed to Meet Future Uses," Stephen Chapman, Harvard University

Digital Repository Service (DRS), Harvard University( The Digital Repository Service (DRS) provides Harvard affiliated owners of digital material with a storage and retrieval system for their collections.

Measuring Access, Use, and Success in Digital Libraries by Ann Peterson Bishop "This paper examines the nature of access to information resources and the relationship of access to use, allowing us to consider how these alluring visions of easy information availability might be achieved." The Journal of Electronic Publishing , December, 1998, Volume 4, Issue 2.

Digital Library Information (A bibliography of over 250 citations on digital library information from the Current Cites database (see entry below). The bibliography is produced dynamically at the moment of request.

Current Cites (  A service of the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE . A team of librarians and library staff monitors information technology literature in both print and digital forms, each month selecting only the best 10-12 items to annotate for a free publication. The individual citations are also individually indexed to dynamically create a Bibliography On-Demand. The items that are freely available on the Internet are also retrieved and indexed so that one can perform an Article Search of the full text of these items.

International DOI Foundation ( "The International DOI Foundation was created in 1998 and supports the needs of the intellectual property community in the digital environment, by the development and promotion of the Digital Object Identifier system as a common infrastructure for content management."

Digital Promise ( A proposal to establish a major educational trust fund that will help transform education, training and lifelong learning to meet the needs of the nation's new knowledge-based economy. The educational trust fund (we call it the Digital Opportunity Investment Trust, or " DO IT ") would be financed by billions of dollars in revenue from auctions of unused, publicly-owned telecommunications spectrum, as mandated by Congress. Funded by five major national foundations, the project proposes to do for education in the U.S. what the National Science Foundation does for science, the National Institutes of Health do for health, and DARPA does for defense.

DO IT would enable the nation's schools, universities, libraries and museums to reach outside their walls to millions of people in the U.S. and throughout the world. It would support research and development of new educational models and prototypes, taking full advantage of the Internet and other new digital telecommunications technologies. This proposal is in the spirit of the great American educational innovations of previous centuries such as the GI Bill of 1948 and the Land Grant Colleges Act of 1862 that helped transform the nation's economy and strengthen its democracy. 

UCLA Center for Communication Policy - Internet Project ( “Surveying the Digital Future: How the PC and Internet are Changing the World.”

Marketing the Library Electronically, Kim Dorrity, E Global Library, Colorado & Aaron Strout, Boston Online Media Association

e-global library ( subsidiary of Jones Knowledge, Inc.™   "e-global library has been developed by a team of more than 40 professional librarians who have evaluated thousands of Internet resources to identify and annotate only those deemed useful to students doing academic or professional research on the Web. Each team member contributes unique expertise in one or more of the core academic areas: humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. In addition, the team includes several business librarians who have contributed their knowledge of business resources and research processes."

Boston Interactive Media Association   The Boston Interactive Media Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1998 to provide a forum for interactive advertising professionals in the greater Boston market.

Army University Online Access   (
The US Army has created one of the most innovative programs of higher education in the world – Army University Access Online (AUAO ) ( also known as eArmyU). AUAO provides access to quality education for enlisted soldiers across the globe, helping them further their professional and personal goals and providing the Army with top preparation for its forces. AUAO supports the goal of transforming the military into an Objective Force capable of responding to the diverse and complex demands of the 21st century.

[I]Tapping into the Zen of Marketing , by Evan St. Lifer. Library Journal, May 1, 2001 v126 i8 p44. How to attract more patrons to your library.

Patrons in Pajamas: Virtual Reference in Your Library, Speakers:  Sharon La Rosa, Plymouth Public Library & Jill Erickson, Falmouth Public Library

[I]Creating an instant messaging reference system. Information Technology and Libraries , Dec 2001 v20 i4 p202(11, )Jody Condit Fagan; Michele Calloway. This article describes the features of instant messaging reference systems and the in-house development of a system that incorporates them.

QuestionPoint ( Formerly know as The Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS). The CDRS team is pleased to announce that the "next generation of CDRS" has been given a new name. This enhanced service, jointly developed by LC and OCLC, is called QuestionPoint. QuestionPoint provides professional reference service to researchers any time anywhere, through an international, digital network of libraries and related institutions.

DIGITAL REFERENCE SERVICES BIBLIOGRAPHY ( by Bernie Sloan, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (March 13, 2002). Bernie Sloan also developed a listing of web links for the Illinois State Library teleconference on virtual reference:

Library Trends, Vol. 50, no. 2 , Fall 2001 Evelyn Curry, Issue Editor. Entire issue is devoted to thought-provoking articles on the clash between "old" reference services and the role of electronic reference.

24/7 Reference (>) 24/7 Reference was originally developed as an LSTA project by the library consortium, Metropolitan Cooperative Library System (MCLS), located in southern California: "We created a suite of products, now available to any library with an Internet presence. This enables libraries to offer live online reference to their patrons. "24/7 Reference is a set of software tools that enables librarians to provide real-time reference assistance to their patrons over the Internet. Each library can customize these tools to best serve its community."

Virtual Reference Desk (  VRD is a project dedicated to the advancement of digital reference and the successful creation and operation of human-mediated, Internet-based information services. VRD is sponsored by the United States Department of Education. They also sponsor "Ask A Services"- Internet-based question-and-answer services that connect users with experts and subject expertise. Digital reference services use the Internet to connect people with people who can answer questions and support the development of skills. Also see this site for "Facets of Quality for Digital Reference Services." Version 4. Oct. 2000.

LSSI Web Reference Center (http:/
The Center operates 24/7 and responds to reference questions posed by the patrons of client libraries when the client library is closed or otherwise unable to respond to questions from its patrons. Their goal is to provide the same level of service the patron would receive if she or he were in the library working with on-site staff. Ideally, Web Reference Center staff has access to the databases of clients and so use these resources to respond to questions. Otherwise, they use web resources and, as appropriate, instruct the patron how to find relevant resources at his/her library." (Uses EGAIN software.)

Librarians' Index to the Internet ( (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 9,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources. Formerly known as the Berkeley Public Library Index to the Internet, LIO was moved to the Berkeley SunSITE and renamed the Librarians' Index to the Internet in March 1997. Operational funding provided by the Library of California and LSTA grants.

Internet Public Library ( Hosted by the University of Michigan School of Information, visitors to the IPL site engage in many activities, including reading on-line books, magazines, or newspapers, browsing links of carefully selected web sites for children and teens, and receiving personalized assistance from an award-winning team of volunteer librarian and library school student researchers, the IPL is strongly committed to its mission of bringing the values and principles of the profession of librarianship to the Internet. The education of students entering the library and information science profession also continues to play an important role in the IPL's mission.

Electronic Publishing: Evolution not Revolution, William Woishnois, Chairman, Co-founder, Editor-in-Chief, Knovel Corporation and Scott Lubeck, Chief Technology Officer, Harvard Business School Publishing

William Andrew Publishing ( Founded in 1989 by Bill Woishnis, William Andrew Publishing has supplied the global community of engineers and scientists with a comprehensive collection of data intensive books, software, and on-line products to expand their technical knowledge base. (, created through William Andrew Publishing has a database of some of the leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings. It integrates full text and database searches with interactive tables, graphs, equations and structured information.

Our Say: EPublishing vs. EBooks ( by William Woishnis, CEO William Andrew Publising and Christopher Forbes, CEO, knovel Corporation. PSP, Professional/Scholarly Publishing Bulletin, v 3, no.1, Spring 2002, p. 5-7.

Harvard Business School Publishing (
Harvard Business School Publishing is committed to   seeking out, nurturing, and publishing those significant ideas that will have an impact on business for a decade or more. We strive to be the publisher of choice for those authors and content experts with important management ideas and a desire to improve the practice of management worldwide.

[I]References to articles on “scholarly publishing” in Onefile

[I]Scholarly publishing in an electronic age: 8 views of the future. Peter Givler; Frank Urbanowski ; Kate Wittenberg; Kate Douglas Torrey; Charles Creesy ; Colin Day; Nancy Lin; Niko Pfund; Michael Jensen. The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25, 1999 v45 i42 pB7(3).

[I]Electronic publishing: a 'whether' report. Kate Wittenberg. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec 15, 2000 v47 i16 pB24(1)

Wittenberg , K. (2001)  Transformational Publishing:  Threats and Opportunities in the Digital World, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Bulletin, Fall 2001.

Wittenberg , K. (2001) The Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia , Learned Publishing, January 2001.

The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World. ( ) by Clifford Lynch. First Monday , volume 6, number 6 (June 2001).   This paper examines competing visions for the future of the book in the digital environment, with particular attention to questions about the social implications of controls over intellectual property, such as continuity of cultural memory.

[I]Books, reading, and undergraduate education (The Library and Undergraduate Education) Peter V. Deekle. “Reading and the printed book will continue to be the key factor in developing critical thinking abilities of undergraduates, in spite of the emphasis on electronic technologies. The depth of understanding available only through reading ensures the place of the book in academic libraries." Library Trends, Fall 1995 v44 n2 p264( 6).

[I]Revolution or evolution Revolution or evolution: amid numerous models, librarians find they have new roles to play in shaping the future of scholarly communication. (Spotlight: Scholarly Publishing). Andrew Richard Albanese. Library Journal, Nov 1, 2001 v126 i18 p48(4).

3BillionBooks, Inc. ( 3BB is planning to become the first company to globally deploy a low cost (under $100,000), totally automatic book machine, which can produce between 15 - 20 library quality paperback books per hour, in any language, in quantities of one, without any human intervention. Simultaneously, 3BB will be finalizing the technology enabling it to access a vast digital library. The content of this library will reside in numerous locations, from a multitude of sources, which when combined will insure that the proper titles are in a compatible format, along with all the appropriate licenses, rights and encryption in place.

Reading: The Digital Future (, by Jason Epstein. The New York Review of Books, July 5, 2001. "The more likely prospect, I believe, is that most digital files will be printed and bound on demand at point of sale by machines—now in prototype —which within minutes will inexpensively make single copies that are indistinguishable from books made in factories."

Transformations of the Book (, edited transcript from MIT Media-in-Transition Forum. Thursday, March 7, 2002.  How are new technologies transforming publishing and the culture of the book? What does the digital future promise for writers and for readers? This forum will address these and related questions about the fate of books in the digital age.

XML4Lib Electronic Discussion ( Roy Tennant's XML4Lib discussion list. The XML4Lib electronic discussion is for the discussion of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and its use in, by, and for libraries and library users. Resources for the Wired Librarian ( was developed by librarians for librarians and information professionals as a free Web resource and e-search starting point. It contains the Speaker Source, SiteSource, News Source, Automation Source, Classified Ads , and many specialized lists of Web resources on topics such as e-books, filtering, library organizations, library science education, legal issues, and library statistics. In addition to SiteSource, LibraryHQ also offers SiteServices for libraries. a web-based portal site for the library profession.

Social Capital and Civic Institutions

Thomas H. Sander, Executive Director, Saguaro Institute, JFK School of Government Harvard University

Saguaro Seminar, Civic Engagement in America ( The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America is an exciting initiative of Professor Robert D. Putnam at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University . The project focuses on expanding what we know about our levels of trust and community engagement and on developing strategies and efforts to increase this engagement. A signature effort has been a multi-year dialogue we have held on how we can increasingly build bonds of civic trust among Americans and their communities.

Bettertogether, the final report of the Saguaro Seminar ( The Saguaro Seminar report, titled " BetterTogether", was published in December 2000.

Walking the civic talk after Sept. 11 by Thomas H. Sander and Robert D. Putnam, Christian Science Monitor, from the February 19, 2002 edition.  On restoring civic connections after Sept. 11.

[I]Libraries create social capital:  a unique, if fleeting, opportunity to carve out a new library mission. Nancy Kranich . Library Journal, Nov 15, 2001 v126 i19 p40(2)

[I]Where Are Libraries in Bowling Alone?   Jean Preer. American Libraries , Sept 2001 v32 i8 p60

[I]References to Articles on Bowling Alone or Robert Putnam in Expanded Academic ASAP

[I]References to Articles with “social capital” in title 2001-2002 in Expanded Academic ASAP

Libraries for the Future ( Mission: to champion the role of libraries in American life and to strengthen individual libraries and library systems.

Exclusive: Arthur C. Clarke video

Panelists:  Jeffrey A. Carver, Allen Steele & Joe Lazarro; Paul Kissman, Moderator

A Houston-based company called Encounter 2001 has plucked six strands of thin gray hair from the head of knighted science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, visionary behind the Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The company intends to launch the hairs into space in the hopes of preserving Sir Clarke's DNA for discovery by a future civilization. "One day some super civilization may encounter this relic from the vanished species and I may exist in another time," Sir Clarke mused. "Move over, Stephen King." (from "Brave New World." Celeste McGovern. The Report Newsmagazine, Jan 22, 2001)

[I]Arthur Charles Clarke Biography in Contemporary Authors

[I]References in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select for Arthur Charles Clarke

[I]Periodical References in OneFile for Subject: Arthur Charles Clarke

Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT)  (

Arthur C. Clarke Foundation of the United States

Sir Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Telecommunications and Information

[I]Jeffrey A. Carver Biography in Contemporary Authors

[I]Periodical References in OneFile for Subject: Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver's Website (

[I]Allen Steele Biography in Contemporary Authors

[I]Periodical References in OneFile for Subject: Allen Steele

Allen Steele Homepage (

Science Fiction Writers of America

The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide
( Guide to over 6000 science fiction, fantasy and horror resources covering books, movies, television, time travel, poetry, etc, compiled by Magic Dragon Multimedia

Joseph J. Lazzaro's Home Page Points to Joe Lazzaro's publications and suggested links.  There is a description of the second edition of his book on how to adapt personal computers for individuals with disabilities entitled Adaptive Technologies for Learning and Work Environments.
[I]Links to articles by Joe Lazzaro in Expanded Academic ASAP


[I]Best Books On The Future.   Michael Marien. 1996-2000: Future Survey's Super 70.  "A highly selective winnowing of the 3,000 abstracts of books, reports, and articles published in Future Survey over the past five years. The selections are grouped in eight "hot" categories that are of special interest at this moment...Collectively these selections provide a general introduction and overview to the best of recent futures thinking, seeking a balance between popular and academic writing, well-known and little-known titles, futurist and nonfuturist authors, and American and global themes."  The Futurist , May 2001 v35 i3 p42.

[I]Futuristic Reads. World Future Society's top 10 bestsellers. Association Management , Dec 1999 v51 i13 p18.

[I]All our tomorrows.   Robert Winder. "Twelve books of about 60 pages each published by Phoenix provide individual predictions about the future of the world. The books cover such subjects as warfare, climate change, population, genetic manipulation and terrorism. Together, they suggest that the world will disappear into a black hole."  New Statesman (1996), Jan 16, 1998 v127 n4368 p43(2).

[I]Forecasting-History Subject heading search link on the History of Forecasting in Expanded Academic ASAP.

Libraries of the Future Bibliography Compiled by Carol R. Gurstelle, Metronet, St. Paul, MN October 1999

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