Morning Becomes Electric:: Post-Modern Scholarly Information Access, Organization, and Navigation

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 21:11:01 EDT 2012

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I was recently asked about this Web Essay I wrote more than a decade ago (1999) [Yikes !] [[:-)] ...

Enjoy !


Morning Becomes Electric:Post-Modern Scholarly Information Access, Organization, and Navigation


Scholars are facing unprecedented Information Overload in their attempts to identify potentially relevant information sources. Electronic networks have not only expedited traditional forms of publishing but created new formal and informal opportunities for communication. Conventional methods of information management are reaching the limits of their effectiveness. To enhance access to information in the coming decades, systems that fully utilize the digital nature of a growing number of scholarly resources must be implemented.

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Thanks Laura R.

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011


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