7.0003 ARL Directory of E-Publications (1/134)

Tue, 11 May 1993 14:59:43 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0003. Tuesday, 11 May 1993.

Date: Sun, 09 May 93 11:58:47 EST
From: Diane Kovacs <DKOVACS@KENTVM>
Subject: ARL Expands 3rd Edition of Directory of Electronic Publications

ARL Expands 3rd Edition of Directory of Electronic

AVAILABLE for delivery as of May 15th, 1993

For Further Information Contact:
Ann Okerson
Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing

Responding to the library and academic communities' increasing use
of and interest in the burgeoning number of electronic
publications, the Association of Research Libraries is publishing
the third edition of the hard-copy Directory of Electronic
Journals, Newsletters, and Scholarly Discussion Lists.

With the extraordinary expansion of microcomputers and linked
networks as vehicles for scholarly exchange, the problem of how
and where to find various academic forums grows continuously.
Although many journals, newsletters, and scholarly lists may be
accessed free of charge through Bitnet, Internet, and affiliated
academic networks, it is not always a simple chore to find what is

The new edition of the Directory is a compilation of entries for
1152 scholarly lists and 240 electronic journals, newsletters, and
related titles such as newsletter-digests -- an increase in size
of close to 60% since the second edition of March 1992 and nearly
2.5 times the size of the first edition of July 1991. The
directory provides specific instructions for electronic access to
each publication. The objective is to assist the user in finding
relevant publications and connecting to them quickly, even if he
or she is not completely versed in the full range of user-access

Author/compiler of the journals and newsletters section is Michael
Strangelove of the University of Ottawa. Diane Kovacs of the Kent
State University Libraries, continues to lead the KSU team -- nine
individuals who collaboratively created the third edition's
scholarly discussion lists and interest groups section. The ARL
directory is derived from network-accessible files maintained by
Strangelove and Kovacs. The directory points to these files as the
authoritative sources.

The third edition is produced in 8.5 x 11 paperbound format.
Scholarly lists are grouped by broad subject areas, and journals
and newsletters are in alphabetical order. In a new enhancement,
a substantial index of keywords, titles, and institutional
affiliations is provided. As in the previous two years,
front matter of value to electronic serial readers is included.
Again, a scholarly article on networked scholarly publications
leads (James J. O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania with a
provocative view of "St. Augustine to NREN"), followed
by bibliographies commissioned from David Robison, University
of California at Berkeley Libraries and an editor of the e-journal
Current Cites, on electronic publishing; and Michael Strangelove
on electronic networking.

Finally, a widely felt need is addressed by inclusion of the
standard format for citation of electronic serials, bulletin boards,
and electronic mail. This was prepared by the National Library
of Medicine and is now accepted for use among many scholars and
scientists wishing to make adequate reference ot networked

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forces affecting the future of research libraries in the process
of scholarly communication. ARL programs and services promote
equitable access to, and effective use of recorded knowledge in
support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service.
These programs include annual statistical publications, federal
relations and information policy, and enhancing access to
scholarly information resources through telecommunications,
collection development, preservation, and bibliographic control.
The Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing works to identify
and influence the forces affecting the production, dissemination,
and use of scholarly and scientific information.

DISCUSSION LISTS (ISSN: 1057-1337), Third Edition, April 1993

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