The International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) is a voluntary international organization which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in technological universities throughout the world. It also provides library directors and senior managers an opportunity to develop a collaborative approach to solving common problems.

The 14th Biennial IATUL Conference was held on July 8th – July 12th,1991 at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. The 14th Biennial IATUL Conference’s theme was “New Technologies and Information Services: Evolution or Revolution?”

Papers and presentations may be found in the links below, organized first by the day they were presented and then alphabetically by the title of the presentation. Presentations that were given may be found under the additional files field. Papers and presentations for which no files were provided, or for which permission to make openly available was not granted, have been omitted from this collection.


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Online Public Access Catalog Retrieval Structures and Techniques: With Reference to Recent Developments in the United States and Great Britain

Sharon E. Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William H. Mischo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Roles for Special Librarians in the New International Arena

Ruth K. Seidman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An Essay in Making a Dream Come True

Fred J. Friend, University College London

Serving Science and Industry from a National Library

David Russon, The British Library

Potential Uses of Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Research Libraries and Their Effect on Administration and Job Descriptions (Abstract Only)

Lloyd A. Davidson, Northwestern University

Library Automation in Europe

Marc Walckiers, European Foundation for Library Cooperation

Learning Resources Provision and Integration in an English Polytechnic

Don Revill, Liverpool Polytechnic

The Library as Hub of the Network Universe

Patrick Kelly, University of Limerick

Artificial Intelligence in Information Services: Revolution or Survival?

John A. Mess, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Library Workstations and the Changing Paradigm of Library Service

Barton M. Clark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Campus Network – Expanding Library Services

Helen Shuster, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Use of Technology for Better Management Decision-Making in a University Library

Anthony S C Hooper, University of Cape Town

Analysis of Subject Searching in the Tenttu Books Database

Irma Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology

The U.K. JANET Network and Its Use by Libraries

Michael Breaks, Heriot-Watt University

Hungarian Technical University Libraries in the Stream of Modernization

József Zsidai, University of Miskolc

Research Databases in Europe: Status and Future Development (Abstract Only)

Irmgard A. Lankenau, Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe

CD-ROM Networking Developments Amongst the Oxford Libraries (Abstract Only)

David Price, University of Oxford

Does Information Technology Increase the Division Between Rich and Poor?

Dennis Shaw, University of Oxford

Is Africa Semper Aliquod Novi?

Maybelle Botha, The State Library

The Use of Videodisc Technology in the Storage and Retrieval of Visual Information: The Hong Kong Polytechnic Library Experience

Barry Burton, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Human Resources and Information Services

Anna Dömötör, Veszprém University

Ethics (ETH Library Information Control System)

Hannes Hug, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Rudolf Noethiger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Use of Electronic Mail for Library and Information Services: Report on Some Projects in a Technological University Library (Abstract Only)

Aud Lamvik, The Technical University of Norway

Networking and Microcomputer Application with Document Deliveries

Randy Gjersvik, The Technical University of Norway

Tailored Information Please . . . On the Spot!

Leo Waaijers, Delft University of Technology

The Global Village Come True: High-Tech Information Network in High Energy Physics

Ann-Sofi Israelsson, CERN Scientific Information Service
Mogens Sandfær, CERN Scientific Information Service
Stephan Schwarz, CERN Scientific Information Service

Evolution and Revolution

Mara Pinckard, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

Information Technology and Communication Function: A Challenge for Behavior

Mario A. Farias, University of Buenos Aires

Avenue: A Multimedia Development Project at Dartmouth College

Mark Franklin, Dartmouth College
James Fries, Dartmouth College

Windowing the Past: A Seventeenth Century Technological Archive and Its Electronic Exploitation

Alasdair Paterson, University of Sheffield

Coordinated Collection Development Issues and Efforts: Utilizing Technologies to Provide Information Services

Julia Gelfand, University of California - Irvine

Connecting to the Future at MIT: The Effects of ISDN on Remote Online Searching

Susan N. Bjørner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mary E. Pensyl, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Microcomputer Based Current Awareness Service

Marshall Clinton, University of Toronto

Implementation of Information Technologies in the School of Technology and Information Management: A Case Study

Daryl C. Youngman, Washington University in St Louis