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 17th Annual IATUL Conference was held on June 24th – June 26th, 1996 at the University of California Irvine in Yorba Linda, California, United States. The 17th Annual IATUL Conference’s theme was “Networks, Networking and Implications for Digital Libraries”.

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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A Library-Organized Virtual Science and Technology Reference Collection

Gerard McKiernan, Iowa State University

After 2000 Years of Paper-Based Publishing, What's Next?

Matthew Loeb, IEEE Computer Society Press
Bill Sanders, IEEE Computer Society Press

Bringing Staff (Faculty) up to Speed: CD-ROM Access via a Wan at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Julie Wilcocks, University of the Witwatersrand

Building an Information Infrastructure with Ibero-America through the Internet: the ISTEC Linkages Initiative

Harry Llull, University of New Mexico
Maria Isabel Santoro, University of New Mexico

Changes in the Storage and Dissemination of Information in a South African University Library: 1934 - 1996

Nora Buchanan, University of Natal

Cooperation Among Libraries as a Basis for Networking

Matjaz Zaucér, University of Ljubljana

Customizing Bibliographic Databases for the End User

Ann Farren, BIOSIS, Inc.

Digital Archives: Cal Poly's Experiences with Creation and Dissemination

Ilene Rockman, Califomia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

EDUCATE - A User Education Program for Information Retrieval and Handling

Nancy Fjällbrant, Chalmers University of Technology Library

Electronic Engineering Library In Sweden: A Quality Assessed Internet Resource from the Swedish Technological University Libraries

Gunnar Lager, Royal Institute of Technology Library
Marianne Nordlander, Royal Institute of Technology Library

Electronic Library Concept: Putting Plans into Practice

Shirley Leung, University of California, Irvine

Engineering Information Village - a Full Service Internet Community

Bill Bartenbach, Engineering Information Inc.

Free Improvisation Information Service over the Internet

Peter Stubley, University of Sheffield

From Rapdoc to Webdoc: an Evaluation of the Pica-Rapdoc Project and an Introduction to the New Pica-Webdoc Project

Gerard Van Marle, University of Twente

From STM Publishing to Digital Libraries: Scientific and Technical Communication in the Evolving Networked Information Environment

Clifford Lynch, Division of Library Automation


Tim Brandner, Gale Research

Human Relations in the Digital Library Environment: New Management Directives for the Information Age

Sohair Elbaz, Illinois Institute of Technology
Carolyn Maraist, Illinois Institute of Technology


John Fjällbrant, Chalmers University of Technology Library

Infomine: Unique Web Resource for Revolutionary Projects in Education

James Thompson, University of California, Riverside
Charlene M. Baldwin

Information as a Revenue-Generating Commodity in the Context of Malaysia

Rosna Taib, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Information Technology: Catalyst for Change in Scientific Communication

Julie Hurd, University of Illinois at Chicago

INFORMINE: Unique Web Resource for Revolutionary Projects in Education

Charlene Baldwin, University of California Riverside
James C. Thompson, University of California, Riverside,

Just in Time/Just in Case Electronic Publishing Development: are we Going Full Circle with the Customer/Reader in the Driver Seat?

Liz Pope, Academic Press

Lessons Learned from Martindale's WWW Reference Projects

Jim Martindale, University of California, Irvine

Libraries and Faculties in Partnership: Delivering Appropriate Information Resources and Services to Science Faculties

Gaynor Austen, Queensland University of Technology

Libraries On-line: Making the Most of CD-ROM Technology

Jeff Hill, Meridian Data

Memory of the World - Preserving Our Documentary Heritage

Abid Abdelaziz, UNESCO

Merging Libraries and Computing: Information Services at Lehigh University

Susan Cady, Lehigh University Libraries

Network at Work: Tailoring Digital Information

Irma Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology
Talikka Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology
Marja Pasanen-Tuomainen, Helsinki University of Technology

Network in the Library Information Services

Zhen Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Library

Networked Information Resources & Services in Perspective: the Experience of the Coalition for Networked Information

Paul Evan Peters, Coalition for Networked Information

Networking Library Services: Experience with the Electronic Library Store

Richard Widdicombe, Stevens Institute of Technology

Networks, Networking And Computers - But What About the People?

VIcki Williamson, Curtin University of Technology

New Media and New Library Partnerships Downunder

Gulcin Cribb, University of Queensland
Janine Schmidt, The University of Queensland,

Nordic Net Centre (NNC) and Nordic Webindex: Two Nordic Information and Networked-Technology Projects

Jörgen Eriksson, Lund University Library

On the World Wide Web: Cost Effective Solutions to Database Searching

Bart Decastro, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts

Performance Indicators for Reference and Information Services

Rosemary Cotter, RMIT Central Library

Proceedings Foreword

Julia Gelfand, University of California, Irvine,

Reconceiving and Repackaging Journal Information for Electronic Delivery

John Tagler, Elsevier Science Publishers

Sciencebase (Sm) for the World Wide Web: Scientific Information for Scientists

Jay Haron, Knight Ridder Information

Standardisation in Electronic Document Delivery

Andrew Braid, The British Library Document Supply Centre

Swimming in the Current of Academic Information

Sinikka Koskiala, Helsinki University of Technology
Tuija Sonkkila, Helsinki University of Technology

Testing FirstSearch and UMI Databases in Technological University Libraries

Charles Townley, New Mexico State University

The Changing Face of Serials Information Management

Kitty Henderson, EBSCO Information Services

The Digital Library: the Next Sigmoid Curve of the Information Profession

Anita Sundaram, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria

The Digital Library: the Next Sigmoid Curve of the Information Profession

Marinus Swanepoel, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria

The DOST-ESEP Libraries: the First Library Network in the Philippines

David T. Lourdes, University of the Philippines

The Multi-Media Approach to Preservation and Presentation of Special Collections

Jean Hofacket, Triadigm Technologies
Cory S. Lund, Triadigm Technology

The UK Electronic Libraries Programme

Michael Breaks, Heriot-Watt University Library

University Data Management as Part of the Information Society

Päivi Kytomaki, University of Oulu

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Peter Durey, University of Auckland

Virtual Reference Collection: Process of Development and Maintenance in a Team Environment

Locke Morrisey, University of California Irvine