NO 141 -- July 6, 1995

Editor: Marcia Tuttle

ISSN: 1046-3410


141.1 1995 E-SERIALS LISTINGS ONLINE, Ann Okerson




Ann Okerson, Association of Research Libraries,

The Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing of the Association of Re-
search Libraries is happy to announce the availability of two resources of 
interest to Internet users:

              LISTS, 5th Edition, May 1995  (GOPHER EDITION)

An abridged version of this resource is available on the ARL gopher as of 
June 30th, 1995.  The URL is:  


Here is the path to the gopher version:

          yourprompt> gopher
                           Scholarly Communication
                                Directory of Electronic ...
                                     1995 ...

This version contains a significant subset from the full database version 
available via the printed edition, including: Introduction, Foreword, a 
link to Charles Bailey's E-Publishing Bibliography, and the Titles/Descrip-
tions/Contact information for nearly 700 Internet serials and 2500 discus-
sion lists. 

The journal and newsletter entries were compiled by Lisabeth King, Research 
Assistant at ARL; the gopher version was compiled by Douglas Lay, Research 
Assistant at ARL. The e-lists are coordinated and maintained by Diane K. 
Kovacs and Team, Kent State University. The resource was made available on 
the ARL server by Dru Mogge, Electronic Services Coordinator. 

For those of you who link to our resource, the 1994 files have now been 
dropped and your links to us may no longer work. Please update them, and if 
you have questions, please contact Dru Mogge (

For electronic information about the printed edition and how to order it, 
please contact:

Phone:  202-296-2296;  Fax:  202-872-0884 
Ask for Patricia Brennan, Communications Services Coordinator

                         NewJour Announcement List

NewJour is an electronic announcement list that updates the ARL Directory 
of Electronic Journals and Newsletters between its annual, formal printed 
and networked editions. As of June 1995, it has 2,000 subscribers from all 
seven continents and posts on average ten new networked serials per day. 
"New" titles are either brand new creations or titles that are newly dis-
covered for the ARL database of e-serials. 

NewJour welcomes your interest and announcements and hopes to offer en-
hanced services before the end of 1995.

To subscribe to NewJour, send a message to:


Leave the subject line blank and in the body of the message type:

                             subscribe NewJour

Direct postings of new serials should be directed to:


NewJour was created in Summer 1993 and provides a place for creators of new 
electronic journals to report their plans and announcements to potential 
subscribers. It is also updated by postings from the ARL staff as they 
routinely discover new Internet serial titles (journals, newsletters, maga-
zines, zines, and other formats). 

This electronic conference began on server space provided by the American 
Mathematical Society. In January of 1995 it relocated to a site offered at 
the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Computer Analysis of Texts, a 
group that offered service and support for our growing enterprise.  

The complete set of backfiles of NewJour postings is updated daily. It is a 
fully searchable archive and can be found at:


The list is co-moderated by:

Ann Okerson/Association of Research Libraries
James O'Donnell/Professor of Classics, University of Pennsylvania

Happy Serial Cyber-Hunting to you all,

Susan Davis, University at Buffalo,

   "Pioneering New Serials Frontiers: From Petroglyphs to Cyberserials"

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), an organization that 
serves the interests of U.S., Canadian and Mexican members of the serials 
information chain, will make a stop on scenic Route 66 in 1996. Our elev-
enth annual conference to be held June 20-23, 1996 at the University of New 
Mexico in Albuquerque, a city which balances the prehistoric past with a 
high-tech present. NASIG's annual conference provides a forum in which 
librarians, publishers, vendors, educators, binders, systems developers, 
and other serials specialists exchange views, present new ideas, proactive-
ly seek solutions to common problems, and discuss matters of current inter-
est. The proceedings are published in _Serials Librarian_ and in electronic 
format on the NASIG gopher.

NASIG's Program Planning Committee invites proposals for plenary papers and 
preconferences that deal with "big picture" aspects of the theme. We are 
especially interested in papers or preconference ideas that will explore 
the pioneering boundaries and relationships of NASIG's various constituen-
cies. Examples:

* a new generation of multi-media serials publications
* can electronic serials be adequately preserved/archived?
* the role of preprint databases in scholarly communication
* emerging roles for libraries, publishers and vendors
* the development of strategic alliances between commercial firms and non-
  profit institutions
* how scholars and the academy view the serials frontier
* is access in lieu of ownership really working?
* the end-user as selector or "collection manager"
* what kinds of serials do users want?
* AACR2 and the information age: is the code still relevant?
* will the World Wide Web replace the online catalog?

The Committee also invites workshop and preconference proposals that will 
provide practical ideas and assistance in dealing with an information world 
which combines both print and electronic serial publications. Examples:

* cooperative serials collection development projects
* cataloging electronic/multimedia serials/the Internet
* reorganizing to meet new customer expectations
* educating/retraining serialists for emerging information roles
* serials processing/cataloging resources found on the Internet
* how to obtain customer feedback
* new technologies/services/software packages/standards
* writing successful grants
* Internet use by publishers and vendors
* techniques for preserving electronic/paper serials

NASIG invites anyone in the information community to submit proposals and 
suggested topics/speakers. The Program Planning Committee reserves the 
right to combine, blend, or refocus proposals to maximize program breadth 
and relevance to our membership. As a result, only one presenter from pro-
posals submitted by teams may be invited to participate.

Since proposals are reviewed competitively, please include complete infor-
mation for maximum consideration:

* name, address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-address of the proposer(s)
* program title
* a 200-300 word abstract clearly explaining the proposal and, if appropri-
  ate, its relevance to our theme
* a prioritized preference for the proposal: plenary, workshop, or precon-

Proposals should be submitted -- via e-mail if at all possible -- no later 
than August 1, 1995 to Susan Davis, NASIG Secretary, to receive considera-
tion. Send proposals to:

                     Susan Davis
                     Head, Periodicals
                     University at Buffalo
                     Lockwood Library Bldg.
                     Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
                     fax: 716-645-5955
                     email: UNLSDB@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU

Otto Weippert, Augsburg Universitat,

The following message is posted on behalf of the owner, Mr. Werner Rein-
hardt, Wuppertal University Library.


The mailing list "Erwerbungsfragen in Bibliotheken" ("Discussions on Acqui-
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Board: Deana Astle (Clemson University), Christian Boissonnas (Cornell 
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Press), Fred Friend (University College, London), Charles Hamaker (Louisi-
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