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ERIC Number: ED412898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
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An Embarrassment of Riches.
Wallach, Ruth
Geared toward librarians who frequently work with faculty and graduate students, this paper summarizes the experience of the library at the University of Southern California in organizing and conducting several subject specific workshops on using the Internet as a research medium. It examines the practical issues on how to approach the task of teaching researchers something new and explores the more theoretical question of whether such workshops afford a new collaborative environment between librarians and specialists in particular disciplines. Observations from the workshops are provided. Conclusions include: (1) intellectual property issues play an important role in a researcher's decision to publish their work on the Internet; (2) the instability of Internet resources is a concern; (3) many researchers are mainly interested in automating some of their research, but not in other opportunities on the Internet; (4) many people see the curricular potential of the Internet--as a 24-hour source for traditional and non-traditional resources and for the possibility of altering and revitalizing courses; and (5) in non-traditional research areas, or areas susceptible to technological changes, there may be an interest in developing electronic libraries to support the changing curriculum. (Author/SWC)
Electronic version: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/universe/wallach.html
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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