MC Journal:The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship

Volume 1#2
Fall 1993
ISSN 1069-6792

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cataloging the Internet by Judith M. BruggerCATALOGING THE INTERNET by Judith M. Brugger
The Internet is a dynamic environment that hosts information objects in a variety of genres. Since cataloging rules were not drafted with these objects in mind, it is difficult to apply them. There has been some work done by computer scientists to name, locate, and describe these objects in machine-driven ways. Librarians can advance their profession by working together with electrical engineers to enhance access to networked objects. We should actively work to dispel the frustrating idea that human catalogers can ever seize the time, find the funding, or create the tools to handle the Internet all by themselves.

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UsingUSING REFERENCE QUESTIONS TO ANALYZE COLLECTION AND SERVICE by Zana Etter
The Media Library at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey logged reference questions from June 1989 to December 1990, in order to be able to analyze reference statistics in this previously untracked area. The analysis identified main user groups, gave indications of the quality of our service, and helped us target the weaknesses of our collection. It also revealed that more requesters borrowed materials or received helpful information than those who did not. Almost every client we could not satisfy was referred to at least one other source of information.

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HealthHEALTH OF NATIVE PEOPLE OF NORTH AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED MEDIAGRAPHY by Sharon A. Gray and Edward R. Starr
Finding information on Native American health is a difficult task. Searching indexes and databases for the more easily accessible sources such as books and journal articles can provide some information, but by no means provides complete coverage. The purpose of this mediagraphy is to provide as comprehensive a listing as possible of the current audiovisual materials on native health that exist in the United States and Canada.

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