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ARL Directory

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Thursday, June 13, 1991
For Immediate Release:  June 13, 1991

Association of Research Libraries
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036

For Further Information Contact:
Ann Okerson
ARLHQ [at] UMDC__Bitnet
(202) 232-2466 (voice)
(202) 462-7849 (fax)

ARL Directory to Meet Need for Catalog of Electronic

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

With the emergence of microcomputers and linked networks as vehicles for
scholarly exchange, the problem of how and where to find various
academic forums has risen.  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 out what is available.   The Directory is a compilation of entries
for over 500 scholarly lists, about 30 journals, over 60 newsletters,
and 15 "other" titles including some newsletter-digests.  The directory
will give specific instructions for access to each publication.  The
objective is to assist the user in finding relevant publications and
connecting to them quickly,  even if not completely versed in the full
range of user-access systems.

Content editor of the journals/newsletters section is Michael
Strangelove, Network Research Facilitator, University of Ottawa. Editor
of the scholarly discussion lists/interest groups is Diane Kovacs of the
Kent State University Libraries.   The printed ARL directory is derived
from widely accessible networked files maintained by Strangelove and
Kovacs.  The directory will point to these as the principal,
continuously updated, and free-of-charge sources for accessing such

The publication will be available to ARL member libraries for $10 and to
non-members for $20 (add $5 postage per directory for foreign
addresses).   Orders of 6 or more copies receive a 10% discount.  The
Directory will be produced in 8 1/2 by 11S paper- bound format;
scholarly lists will be grouped by broad subject areas, and journals and
newsletters in alphabetical order.  All orders must be PREPAID and sent
to the Association of Research Libraries.  A publication date of July 8
is expected.   Updated editions are planned.

The Association of Research Libraries is a not-for-profit organization
representing 119 research libraries in the United States and Canada.
Its mission is to identify and influence 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 ARL Office of Management Services (OMS) provides consulting,
information and training in the management of human and material
resources in libraries.  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.  The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), formed by
ARL, CAUSE, and EDUCOM, promotes projects and linkages for the provision
of information resources on existing and future telecommunications

The following order form is provided for your convenience. Feel free to
print it and attach it to your check or money order, payable to ARL.

Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing
Association of Research Libraries
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036    USA





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