Library Informer (Vol. 6 no. 3)

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Library Informer (Vol. 6 no. 3)
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Library Informer
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rUbrary \ 3 \ et:o\------In"f VOLUMEVINO.3THECOLLEGEOIrTHEBAHAMASABI-MONTHl. 'l MARCH,1994IIIillIIIII \ WQ7 Internet is operatedanddrivenbythepeople wiv):l':. Sometlmesthisresultsin chaos (too rnuctjL-;[u;,rnation,redundancy, disappearing;:;"ll:)rIYI<:1tlC,n,and poor software),butitalsor .::;ultsaclimate ofinnovation andaccT:;sl'O.,l':Y where anyonecandoanything, an:.l:lmeVmton Cerf,presidentoftheInternet f-:o\'lety,call:::: itthe"world'slargestfocus gTcuP,!1N:18t'esoftware developersand electroncpublishers cangetinstantfeedback onthe.ir pr,J(1ucts. InternationalInformation Resources forLibraryUsersJimDonoyan :Media Dept. Some peopleseeInternet as analreadyeXIsting componentof ttle mternationalinformation superhighways, which isgrowmg exponentiallydespiteits lacl-: ofdominant players, centralizedplanning,andnation-speclficregulations.Withtwomillioncomputerhosts,50million users in60 countnes (plus137countries tl-latuse only E-mail), and a growthrateof seven toninepercentpermonth,thisglobal net'ftork. of networl,::s ischanging thewaypeople commumcate,accesslnforniation,andctoresearch. t.ccording to Arnclcl:.inforr-natioiJ consultant. "Internethas emerged asa broadcastmedium, a publishingmedium, and informationexchange medlUm,andavlrtualcommunity," He callsitthe"information appliance. II TrlisI'ilan:/ mformationresourcesusefultolibrary cus'lcmtr.:;are availableonInternetandcanbe 'Nth Internet-locating softwaretoolssuej'lc:?opher, Veronica, Archie,andWorld V,Tic1eWfl). Internetisbeing used by academic, C\ICporat-=,public, andschoollibrariesfor E-mailCcof.1erative research,subscriptionsto ele-:trDn:.c Journals,asaninexpensiveway to get lilZ n:r ::ibJ.iographic andfull-textresources, 3nd to artswer referenceQuestions.Foran Ijflgr)tng gll1de totheinformationhighway,see premieringinJanuary1994.--Library JCil)!'nal. Internet services aimedat a.rk::;;cLl'e popping upaswell,Forexample, (:leu)recently announcedanInternet-based servicecalled"Contents Ii:willsend TablesofContentsofserials journals)selected fromnearly 1 1-;L.es toInternetE-mailboxes. InternetSearchProgram---Defined was developed bytheMcGill t r ;vel"';::lty CDmputerCenter(Canada) tohelp aiH,dt'le files/hewantsfrom over800 ,......-.."...... ",.-, T.::'''T'Ti.........,...,..,II""\.....,......,....-.,....,..."t_\,..,,...,...............;_..9""\1"YG-tlU\'}lol,',.1':>.'1r':'lLC:;':'\l.-U1U1JULC:;1l.-UllL<:UlllUec.v:r1,000,000 files, Simply typeinasearch tetm,ane .'\rchiesearchesforcomputerfile i"la:-ilesthat containthisterm.Archieisupdated E""en' mL -Jth.\Ve can Telnetto many different.../1

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Archieserversmcluding: archle,Mcgi1l (Canada):archie,sura.net(Iy1D)archie,ans.net(NY}:arcrue. doc. ie.ae.uk(United Kingdom): 3.l'cbie. -funeUi(FinlandlcontinentalEurope): andarchie. au (Australia) Gopher---InternetGlobal SearchProgram-Defined Gopher was developed byFarhaclAnklesari3 at the Universityof Minnesota. Itis a menu driven programthat allows the userto point andclick his/herwaythroughtl-ious:inclSc)f computersandfilesall arouncl the world.It isveryeasy' touse becausetr-iClis:er clo8s:n't need to know any Internet addresses, file frames, orlocal commands.Telnet sites,unIversitylibraries, bulletin boards, games, humor, reference works,Campus '{lldeInformationservers, WAIS, Archie, HYTELNET,Jughead,Veronica,andotl-Ier Gophersitescan tiefoundonGopher. This is the one tool tl-!atwill reallymakeyourlifeeasier. Therearebundreds ofGophersites all aroundtheworld.Telnetto a Gophersiteat: gopher.'lirginia.eclu (Login: gwis)(V.4): gopher.ycc.yale.edu(Login: goprler)(CT): info.anu.edu.au (Login: gopher)(.t>.ustralia): or info.brad.aG. uk(Login: info}(Unitecl Kingdom)Big World for LittlePeople The Ivledia Dept. tEIS recentlyreceived a 24-volume video series[01'primary educationtitled, "TheBig World forLittle Each cassettecontains3to5 programs totallingapproximately120differentprogramsllessons, these varyin lengthfrom 10to15 minutes. In thelast issueof tr18 Informer the fIrst tv.el'.'i:'VC'l'JrrH:S werefeatured,inthisissuewe will.ist'JI)!Jmesn to24and their contents. FJcorbet anyofthemediastaff(extension21 ;](206)ify:)Uneecl additionalinformation relatingt:\this series. VolJ3.;"1p;-l<.ibet Films(39min.) Pr:Jgr::lrlls:.4AL;fcw ofAnimalsE. AnA.lphabet of AnimalsC.AnAiph3\)et ofDinosaurs '1:>1l"l.l:<'ailC,rite FairyTales(44Min.) Pro;;f:3.m,:;:A1a E C::LftcitheHornl Wind CJacK:inc1the BeanstalkD. TheIvlagic Pony V;JllS.raH,rite FairyTales(44Min.) ASnowWldteandthe Seven DwarfsB TheV\i"ll,j Swans c:;PiedPiper ofHamelin D.Pussw Boots '/:1116.F?worite FaIryTales(46min.) A.PumpelstiltskinB };'apl,n;::::lGBriarRose D. Gingerbread Man '1/:117.:?D't'St TownFables(36Min.),_ Program2:A. DaredevilStrikesAgain B.Ti'jl? PiggybankRaid CThehlcgic Scarab ,/:,1tEl.:-,o,'cst TownFables(36min.) Pl'D.grams:/:'.NewZebra inTownB Taffy's ImaginationC Tn?3SUre Hunt '.1,:,1 .. 'J.I'!1a1= (30min.) P,'ogT3T::1S:I'/Ja B G'(lbes C D'.ectiJnsVel20. Responsibility(43Min.) Program.=:{A. About Curtesy B. l.earning AboutFairness C I e:wning toFollowInstructionsD Leal'liing tobe a Good Sport..../2

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(--7',t:1"=:'Jcontmued.Vol.21,TakingResponslbllltles,:44 min) L StandingUpForYourself2. SaymgNo toDanger3.What'sWrong With"landalism 4.RulesAreFor Gorillas, Too \R: t----.I:2.Clinton V.,PiratesoftheWest IncHes.r,r'ir!CtF,C.' TTF'1q8Q f1'j6p) __ .... '-'aJ ......J:3.H::HiI:.2:,I)ouglas, Jr., Driven by trleStars:.[Iilt.fllled..h,?StDrv ofDurmaonKnowles. Oxford: 1992. <.221p) 4.J\fJCtw:-;;;', SirLeonard.My LHe [Nassau 1'.-J8Author,1993) (96p) Vol.22,SaoperPuppySelf Esteem(39min)1. SooperPuppy .. 2.What'sTheDifference LIunro8,Myles. Single,Married,Separated After Divorce.TulsaOklahoma Uiricom,-EJ91 (128p) Vol.23,SooperPuppy(50min) 1.Words CanHurt2.Whose Wuzzit? \ 3.OliverJoneslVol.24,SooperPuppyand Drue-s (50 min) LPuff ;j'fSmoke '2.Drink.Drank,Drunk3.FlyingHigh TAe Graphics Departmell t 6.I'1}UnrOC,11/1yles.-Under:..;:fi.mdlngYourEeJtt.."!}tl[j}JJ.!SCLWeringTheHidden You. S:rJippenberg, Pa:DestinyImage,1991([Sip)7. Taylor, Henry.-MyReligiousMemnirs. Nass::I1..l:IThe Author],1987 (256p) t:1'a)'101"r....1arcella.SongsForTheArawak 2,nclOl:rJ8r Poems. 1',1innesota HeywoodPress,1992. [::[lp]Talker, DJ.R.-Collll11t,us AndThe GarclenY10rldOfIhe IslandArawaks:TheStory OfTh'3Fitst llmericansAndTheirCaribbean Erf/ira:re,ent. Kingston,Jamaica:IanRendle PI.b.1.992The GraphicsDepartment in collaborationwiththeCirculationlReference 3iJd SpecialCollectionsDepartments ..,illcontmue tomountmonthlydisplayson"TheFarnEy."ThisyearbeingdesignatedTheYearofThe Famllv. Wefocusedon "Love"inFebruary,and the topicofthedisplaynowmountedis "Marriage." April'sfocus will be"Parenting." Thec]raphics DepartmentwillkeepyouinformedofupcomingdisplaysonyariousthemesviatheLibraryInformersomakesuretostepintotheLibraryand view thedisplays.Ifyou haY8 not 'iTiewedthe program "New RulesFor Love, besureandstopattheMediaDepartment andma}:e arrangementsto viewthisvideo.Itdepictsnewrolesmen and women arelearnir:.g to cope with intheirrelationships. New Materials Received in Special(,."YJllection IS 1. Allen,DavidF.andJamesF. Jel{el. Crack:TheBrokenPromise.London: 1',J1acmillan, 1991. (115p} .tj-W"hdt.l""iJU ReallyNeedto KnowConcerningMediaServices!111t!rvIea aDepartment offers thefollowing sar'lces: 1. SpiralEool{ Binding Lamination3.;.udL-JCassette Duplication VideD Duplication ':'.PesteI'I BannerGraphicDesign t,.Consultation onVisualsfororal (OverheadProjector Transparencies)1.Pllotognip1w [SlideProductions] "fnts:,feel freetocontactanyofourMedia Staff havingyourresearchpapers boundZtndyour important documents laminated.:::;:ince alltheseservicesdorequirea certclHlamount ofworkandtime,we ask that )'()U[lne tothreedaysforustocomplete Y'OlJrrequest. .../3

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ReferenceandCirculation Announcement:There is now a 3-dayloanpolicyineifectregardingcurrent journals andperiodicals.ThereisaLoan'sBookkept at theReferenceDeskinwhichyouarerequiredtosignwhenborrowingcurrent periodicals. Also, adisplayonDrugs cluring, DrugsAwarenessMonthhasbeen mounted.NewReferenceBooks1. REF AY67TheWorld Almanacand Book ofN5W7Facts1994.19942. REFHD5R5 1993-94InternationalService156QualityManagement:Resources1993 (3uide andDirectory.3.REFHF30101993 Thomas RegisterofT45AmericanManufacturersin261993 Vol urnes. Volumes 1--16 AnAlphabeticallistingofproducts and services.Volumes17--18-Companyprofileslistedalphabeticallywithaddresses, 2ip codes,telephonenumbers,etc...Volumes19--26Catalogfileboundalphabeticallybycompanynames andcross referencedinthefirst18volumes.4.REFPS163MasterpiecesofAfrican N5M264 AmericanLiteratureeditedby1992FrankN.Magill.Featurescriticalsummaries and descriptionsof149of U1e greatest lNorks inliteraturebyAfrican-Americans.Conventions International ReadingAssociation's 4Citl-1Annual convention--Anaheim, Califorma April 30--I11ay 5,1995.15tl-1WorldCongress on Reading, July19 to22,1994sheratonHotelBuenosAires, Argentina. InternationalReadingAssociation, 39thAnnual Convention, rl'Iay 8 to13,1994,Toronto,Ontario.Forfurtherinformationsee:ReadingTodayFeb/March1994,Page34. Lilu'aryStaffNotes A )rllBJ.rthdays:; -Sandi aRamjattan 16,JimDonovan LibraryAutomatedSystemsandTheir Rank in ::he Marketplace1992-93. A:Report ['otm Libraryjournal. TtlfUbrary automationmarketplacehasbecome incre.3si:':?ly difficulttomeasureoverthepast twoyears, regardingmarketsharesbasedon l..l.:;ercounts.The onlyconsistentmeasure,and pote.ntia.ily deceptiveoneistotalsalesvolume. Hov.e'lel'sales figuresarenotalwaysthe saffleW"dywithinthemarl-:etplace but,wecanstill c1:'3Vi'some conclusions. Libl'3.ry 3,\.ltomation,basedonlibrary systemsah::s only,i.s nowanearly$270millionindustry anc;s.;:ven percenthigherthan1992totalof$257 rLiLliofLWl'iile thefiguresshowthata few ofthe vendc,rshad largersalesvolumethan1992in actualitymany saw asignificantdeclinein reve.nue:=.:'or thefollowingreasons.Hardware coslconthlle todropdramaticallyand computmg cost/performancecontinuestorise. 'V!Yi l 3.ppllcation softwarecosthaveremained flat,thedecreasedhardwarecosts helpe\lclrwe overallautomationsystem pricesdIJ'lJiTLTheprirnary factorinlowerlibrarycosts involvestt"Je increasinguseofdistributed systems,e.g., LAN-based MSDOSINETBIOS-basemicrocomputing systemsFc,llett andWinnebagoexemplifythis teclmolcg'! Theyclaimedsalesof 2,643and2,358 s'?stel1'ls Whilemany are
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computer-cataloguesandCil'culation2/::.t811-12,c,vera1J.sy;;;:temcountsincrease.dby 36 percentIn1992-93. Thefollowinginformation c1epi,:,tsatthe percentage standingswithmthe computer Cat.industryofothermajor ,renders of Northt>.merican( excluding Follettancl'1linner xtgothe industry's'leadersfor andmedium sizedlibrarieswith fewerthan 1/4 mllllOnvolumes and :.[1,000patrons.}TrH?Se companies are rankedwithregard totheirshareoftotalsales volumeofcomputer catalog:ut3sand circulation systems for 199:: toMarch1993. TI-18se are for sales inNorth American only.Company(1992-to Marcr! 1993)anditspercentageoftotalSalesin N .. G.merica. 1.DATATREK0 % 2.SpeedwareCorp0 % 3.Carl0 % 4. CoBlt 0 % 5. VTlS 7 %6. INLEX1 I]% 7.Dynix14 % 8. DP..,; 22.5 % 9. Gaylord 28 % 10.multiLIS 46% 11. Sirsi 71 12. NOTIS71';(, 13. IME%% 14. ComstDY,100% 15. C!vIDS 100 %16. GatevJ3ylDO ';(, 17. Info Dimensions 1GO'0, 18. NSC 100 '0, HOWTODESTROYIDEASANDCHLOROFORMCREATIVETHINKINGWITHKILLERPHRASES.PARTONE:1.A swell idea,but.....2.It won'twork ....3.It'snotintheBudget....4.We'vetriedthatbefore....5. 'Ne've neverdoneitthat way ... 6. We haven'tthe time....7. Its tooexpensive....8. /.'.Tde::t,but ourmstitutionisdifferent...9. TooiVIChpaper work,rewriteyourproposal..11. tcolate .... 1=.It morestudy... 17:against collegepolicy....14. (clnna committee.... 1MDUJS,QIBHlltl:JsslBsfII&iF'raL't:cdlResearch Planning and Desig.n.5tl-l D.Leedy.Publishedby I\'1::1cmilbn,New York:c1992348pp. and Evaluationin PtlChOlOgy and Education; 5thedition,byRobert.Throndlke, eta1. byrvlacmillan, New York:c1991 544pp.IvJer.sl.lrement and !'valuation in TerlcfJing:6tr! E.Granlund,RobertL.Linn. Published byMacMillan,NewYork:c1990530pp. PsychologyClassroomConnections;by P::l\.llEggen, Don Kauchak. Publishedby M.acrnillan, New York: c1992.692pp. TiE\Vorlcl ofthe Child; byKarenOwens. pubfE-he&by Macmillan, New York:c1993. 620pp ofLearning:TheNewCognitive M.Travers.Publishedby__ =.I.'Macmillan,New York:c1982. 570pp Stai::isticallvlethods fortheSocialSciences; by"Alar:li;:gfi2St::., Barbara F1ncUay. Publ1sfledby Dellen Publishers,c1986 556pp. Hi)',!'to"iVri\e EducationalObjectives; 4th eclit E.Gronlund.Published byMacrcillan, NewYork;c1991. 106pp..../5

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'"f)-IeGe':'lc'g'::'of N'::rthV':'ll.wle H: TheCaritlbeanArea; til' GabrielDengo, J.E. Case. Publisheclbythe Geological Society ':'f America, c1990. 526pp. Book Review#1. e\!lMl!Apractical anel comprehensiYe gUide to reseach methodology.Itis anacross-the-curriculum text for avery wide range of academic dlsciplines. Allthe basics necessary forplanning, designing producing res8arciL* "PracticalApplication"in applying principlesof research,metj-loclology for an effective and successfulresearchproposal. "Slgnificant and Influential Research," illustrating Ule practical impactthatresearch j-lason modern life. '" "The asa Tool of Researcl-l;Highlightsthe rapidly increasingrOle of the computerinresearch. *Charactenstics of qualitative and quantitativeresearch. MeasurementandEvaluation In Teacl-ling.Thetextstressestheprinciples and proceduresof testing and evaluaticJfl that are essentialto goodteachingatboththeelementaryand secondary school levels. Itscentral theme istt"lat evaluationoflearning playsand importantrolein the instructional process,and itseffectivenessdependson a teacher's abilitytoconstructandselecttestsand other evaluationinstruments, ttlat provlde a vallel ofintendedlearningoutcomes. It covers construction, selectmg andadministeringtests,andinterpretingtestresults.The LibraryisYourKeytoAcademic SuccessI.1 II...' .....-.lNLI.' .... .../6