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Kovacs, Diane K. – CD-ROM Professional, 1992
Reports results of a survey of depository libraries that gathered information on which CD-ROM databases distributed by the Government Printing Office are received and public access to these databases. Addresses and details of equipment used for public access for the 41 responding libraries are provided, and a list of selected databases is…
Descriptors: Databases, Depository Libraries, Government Publications, Information Dissemination
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Kovacs, Diane K. – CD-ROM Professional, 1991
Reviews issues associated with the distribution of CD-ROMs by the Government Printing Office (GPO) as identified by documents librarians in an E-mail discussion, Govdoc-L. Titles being distributed on CD-ROM are identified, access and cost issues are discussed, software limitations are described, and level of patron service is considered. (three…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Software, Costs, Depository Libraries
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Kovacs, Diane K. – Government Publications Review, 1990
Describes GovDoc-L, a computer-based electronic mail information resource available to librarians and others interested in government information issues. Electronic mail network communication is discussed; the management software package called LISTSERV, which is used to maintain GovDoc-L, is explained; costs are considered; and subscribers are…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Costs, Database Management Systems
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Kovacs, Diane K.; Elkordy, Angela – Library Hi Tech, 2000
Discusses developing and implementing a collection plan for building Web-based e-libraries. The starting point for developing any collection plan is an assessment of the function of and need for an information collection and the audience it will serve. Discusses guidelines and practical strategies on where and how to find, identify, evaluate, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Sources, Internet, Library Collection Development
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Kovacs, Diane K.; And Others – Library Trends, 1994
Discusses the development of practical strategies for library mediation between Internet resources and potential users. Topics addressed include a hierarchy of information skills; awareness of information services and resources; the information structure of a discipline; analysis of information needs; and retrieval, evaluation, and management of…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Information Management, Information Needs, Information Networks
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Kovacs, Diane K.; And Others – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1995
This article describes a qualitative study of the impact that Internet electronic-mail-distributed conferences, or e-conferences, have begun to have on the information seeking and sharing behavior of library and information science professionals and scholars. Highlights include a literature review; enhancing or replacing information sources; and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Electronic Mail, Higher Education
Kovacs, Diane K.; Carlson, Ann L. – 2000
Whether one is a specialist working in any of the fields of health and medicine or someone who wants nontechnical answers to health- or medical-related questions, this book guides users through the search methods to the materials, people, or other resources they seek. Included in this book are step-by-step instructions in finding health and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Sources