6.0682 Visiting Scholar at UVA Electronic Text Center (1/58)

Wed, 28 Apr 1993 18:28:25 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0682. Wednesday, 28 Apr 1993.

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 93 16:50:23 -0400
From: David Michael Seaman <dms8f@minerva.acc.virginia.edu>
Subject: Humanist submission

Ann Okerson Chosen Visiting Scholar
in University of Virginia Library

Ann Okerson, Director of the Office of Scientific and Academic
Publishing of the Association of Research Libraries, has been
appointed the first Visiting Scholar in the University of Virginia
Library's Electronic Text Center. An internationally known and
widely published expert on scholarly journals and electronic
publishing, Okerson is the Serials Librarian of the Year for 1993
(American Library Association's R.R. Bowker award), and received
the 1993 ALA/Blackwell North America award for best published
article on library collections and acquisitions, her second such

As Visiting Scholar in August, 1993, Okerson will take a turn
at the controls, so to speak, in the Electronic Text Center, in
preparation for a project on library services of the 21st century.
She will also join library staff members in reviewing the library's
part in the University's nascent "Electronic Academical Village,"
which seeks to weave together users and suppliers of textual and
other information in a new kind of learning community.

"Ms. Okerson turns up at the scene of many of the most
exciting developments in scholarly electronic publishing and
librarianship, and she knows those worlds well," said Kendon
Stubbs, Acting University Librarian. "Her perspective will help us
plan enhancements of our electronic services, and we think that she
in turn will find experience in a working electronic library useful
in her own work in the Association of Research Libraries."

The Electronic Text Center in the library provides online
access in offices, dorm rooms, and homes to over 3,500 electronic
texts in literature, history, philosophy, religion, and other
fields, in a variety of languages. The Center also provides
computer hardware and software for the preparation and analysis of
texts by students and faculty, and offers assistance in planning
and executing such projects. The Center is one of a series of
related electronic library services at the University of Virginia,
currently including a wide range of information on a campus-wide
information system (of which the library is operations manager), a
geographical information systems laboratory in the main library,
and an evolving electronic graphical images center in the areas of
art and architecture.

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For further information:

Kendon Stubbs
Alderman Library
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Phone: 804-924-3026
E-mail: kstubbs@virginia.edu