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 19th Annual IATUL Conference was held on June 1st – June 5th, 1998 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. The 19th Annual IATUL Conference’s theme was “The Challenge to be Relevant in the 21st Century”.

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 ready for 21st century services?: a case of the university of science and technology library, Kumasi, Ghana

Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan, University of Science and Technology

Avoiding the reefs and rips while riding a relevant technology wave into rural regions

John Frylink, Curtin University of Technology

Collaboration between a technological university library and tenant firms in a technology park in Thailand: new challenges for librarianship in a developing country

Nongyao Premkamolnetr, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology

Consortia licensing, information as infrastructure

Vincent Cassidy, Academic Press

Consortia licensing, information as infrastructure

Andy Crowther, Academic Press

Doing More for Less

Mike Johnson, CHEST & NISS

Economics, education and the academic information sector

Antony Melck, University of South Africa

Everytime I figure out where it's at, somebody moves it!

Eugenie Prime, Hewlett-Packard

Factors Related to Faculty Publishing Productivity

Carol Ann Hughes, University of Iowa

GAELIC: Consortial strategies for survival

Heather M. Edwards, University of the Witwatersrand

Global literacy initiatives

Lynne Rudasill, University of Illinois-Urbana

Information literacy: the key competency for the 21st century

Alan Bundy, University of South Australia

Launching Transformations at the Academic Information Service, University of Pretoria

Heila Pienaar, University of Pretoria
Mary-Rose Russell, University of Pretoria
Yzelle Roets, University of Pretoria
Hilda Kriel, University of Pretoria

Less is more - more is less (More or Less) - Challenges facing higher education in the world-wide village

Johannes Cronjé, University of Pretoria

Libraries in partnership: defining our core business for the 21st century

Gaynor Austen, Queensland University of Technology

Library leadership and re-engineering - an Israeli experience

Nurit Roitberg, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Library purchasing consortia: achieving value for money and shaping the emerging electronic marketplace

David Ball, Bournmouth University

Library Resource-Sharing in the Network-Centric World

Rob McGee, RMG Consultants, Inc.

Mainstreaming the developing world

Errol Tyobeka, Director, Public Science and Liaison Dept. Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
Adi Paterson, Director, Public Science and Liaison Dept. Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
Rob McGee, Director, Public Science and Liaison Dept. Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
Edna Reid, Director, Public Science and Liaison Dept. Arts, Culture, Science and Technology
Henry Watermeyer, Director, Public Science and Liaison Dept. Arts, Culture, Science and Technology

Malaysia's Multimedia super corridor and roles of information professionals

Edna Reid, Teja Information Services Sdn Bhd

Measure for measure: a post-modern critique of performance measurement in libraries and information services

Rowena Cullen, Victoria University of Wellington

Millennial megatrends: forces shaping the 21st century

Philip H. Spies, Creative Futures

People in a Technology Driven future: On The Social Relations of New Information Technologies

Ojelanki K. Ngwenyama

Relevance from reality

Marja Talikka, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Remote Electronic Resources and the OPAC: illustrated by the UNISA Library Experience

HC J. Van der Merwe, UNISA
W Van Eeden, UNISA
S Hartzer, UNISA

Riding the Technology Wave

Pierre Malan, SABINET Online (Ltd) Pty

Smarter higher education: information literacy adds value

Cathy-Mae Karelse, Western Cape Tertiary Institution's Trust, Calico - INFOLIT

Teaching and learning models in the 21st century: a technological response

TH Tate, Rutgers University

The challenge of cooperation: the attempt of Greek Academic Libraries to create their union catalog

Anthi Katsirikou, Technical University of Crete

The impact of technology on the management of knowledge in developing countries

Adi Paterson, CSIR

The KMAT: benchmarking knowledge management

Martha De Jager, Arthur Andersen

The library as a hybrid organisation

Leo Waaijers, Library, Delft University of Technology

The truth is in the details: lessons from library collaboration

Murray Shepherd, University of Waterloo

The UK Electronic Libraries Programme

Michael Breaks, Heriot-Watt University

Transcending conventional information work: a strategy for librarians and other information workers in Africa to be relevant in the 21st centur

Douglas Manase Chipoya, Zambia Library Association

User access to the hybrid library

Peter Leggate, University of Oxford

User education in a flexible learning environment - an opportunity to stay relevant in the 21st century

Anette Janse Van Vuren, Technikon SA
Judy Henning, Technikon SA

Using the Internet to support lifelong learning: the role of the librarian

Robert Newton, Robert Gordon University

What it really takes to be world class

Clem Sunter, Anglo American