Journal of the Association for Information Science



Bert R. Boyce


Special Topic Issue: History of Documentation and Information Science: Part II
GUEST EDITORS: Michael Buckland and Trudi Bellardo Hahn



The Documentation and Special Libraries Movements in the United States, 1910---1960
Robert V. Williams




The Cross-Fertilization of the U.S. Public Library Model and the French Documentation Model (IIB, French Correspondent of FID) through the French Professional Associations between World War I and World War II
Sylvie Fayet-Scribe




NATO Advanced Study Institutes of Information Science and Foundations of Information Science
Anthony Debons and Esther E. Horne




What Is a "Document"?
Michael K. Buckland




Relevance: The Whole History
Stefano Mizzaro




Bradford's Distribution: From the Classical Bibliometric ``Law'' to the More General Stochastic Models
Vesna Oluic-Vukovic




University Faculty and Networked Information: Results of a Survey
John M. Budd and Lynn Silipigni Connaway

The articles that are a part of this special topic issue were described by its editors in the first part of that issue published earlier in 48(4). However, there are two regularly accepted articles in this issue as well.  The first of these, by Budd and Connaway, describes Internet use by university faculty. A survey of the faculty of six departments in each of eight universities indicates 91% of the respondents have Internet access and 87% use this access more than once a week. Less than 14% subscribe to electronic journals and only 3% have made a submission to such a journal. A majority of respondents feel unable to evaluate the quality of such journals and do not see their universities as likely to favor electronic publication. Over 40% indicated they had used the network to access data and funding sources, and over half to search bibliographic databases and the catalogues of external libraries. Just under half believe their disciplinary communities have expanded. Demographics and departmental affiliation apparently affect responses



The World at Stage III, but the Net at Stage II
Michael Koenig and Patrizia Sione 

The second paper, by Koenig and Sione, looks at the Internet from a considerably more theoretical perspective. A three-stage model of the interaction of government regulation with enabling technologies is derived from a historical analysis of such interaction over several cases. Its application suggests that the Internet has not yet reached the deregulation stage that characterizes other empowering technologies. The analysis provides some insight into current issues and suggest some further questions.




Strategic Management for Public Libraries: A Handbook
by Robert M. Hayes and Virginia A. Walter
reviewed by: Réjean Savard




Computer Networks: A Systems Approach,
by Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie
reviewed by: Bret H. Parker




Data Mining with Neural Networks: Solving Business Problems from Application Development to Decision Support
by Joseph P. Bigus
reviewed by: Alan T. Schroeder, Jr.


Cover: Manuscript: Leonardo da Vinci--Adrienne Weiss, Designer

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