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Volume 6, Number 2
Fall 1999

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

redballRESULTS OF AN ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER SURVEY
by Christine Frank and Bill Karnoscak
This article presents information on the design, results and implications of a survey conducted by the Educational Media and Technologies Section (EMTS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Conducted between 1996 and 1997, the survey examined learning resource center (LRC) practices at academic health sciences centers and hospitals.

PURCHASE/REJECT DECISION FACTORS OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS BY HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY
by Lisa McGuire, Dawn Littleton and Mary Mueller
The University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library's education technology program purchases computer-assisted instruction (CAI) software for curriculum support of health sciences courses. At the library, 77 CAI programs were previewed for purchase consideration between 1996-1998. Analysis of the comments made by health sciences faculty during the preview process suggests some of the factors used when choosing a CAI title for curriculum support.

redballCATALOGING OF THE WEIRD
by Robert B. Freeborn
Like their two-dimensional cousins, three-dimensional (3-D) materials provide valuable information to our users. Here are a few examples of the difficult 3-D AV materials encountered during a retrospective conversion-cataloging project for the Pennsylvania State University Education Library, and the decisions made to handle them.

redballHTML ON CD-ROM: THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING
by Jeffrey Beall
This article examines an important advance in electronic publishing--HTML files on CD-ROMs--with an emphasis on the type of CD-ROMs that would be acquired by libraries.

Conference Reports

American Library Association Conference
redballACQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW: THE ACQUISITIONS PROCESS OF VIDEOS AND CD-ROMS
reported by Diane Kachmar

redballBIOGRAPHY: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
reported by Diane Kachmar

redballTECHNOLOGY IN ACTION: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR ELECTRONIC CLASSROOM and Library Instruction Round Table Poster Sessions
reported by Sue Neumeister

Medical Library Association Conference
redballOverview of the Contributed Papers Session sponsored by the Educational Media and Technologies Section
reported by Zana Etter

redballPRODUCING A CD-ROM WITH CBI PROGRAMS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
reported by Heather Munger

redballSQUARE PEGS, ROUND HOLES: MAKING SENSE OF EMTS LRC SURVEY DATA
reported by Eric Schnell

Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Conference
redballROUNDING THE SQUARE PEG: MAKING TECHNICAL SERVICES FOR VIDEOS PRACTICAL
reported by Rebecca Lubas
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EDITOR: Lori J. Widzinski, Head, Media Resources Center, Health Sciences Library, State University of New York at Buffalo
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Terrence E. McCormack, Head, M. Robert Koren Center for Clinical and Legal Education, Law Library, State University of New York at Buffalo

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MC JOURNAL is a peer reviewed electronic journal, published on an irregular basis. It is distributed to subscribers using the LISTSERV (c) software from the Computing Center at the State University of New York at Buffalo. MC JOURNAL is available through the University's campus wide information system, WINGS. Files may contain links to external World Wide Web resources. The editors and authors do not maintain these external links. 


ISSN 1069-6792
Revised: 3/22/00
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