Intercom Online......February 11, 1999

Bookshelf

Bonnie MacEwan, assistant dean for collections in the University Libraries, co-edited Virtually Yours: Models for Managing Electronic Resources and Services with Peggy Johnson, assistant university librarian at the University of Minnesota. The book contains the proceedings of the 1997 joint meeting of the Reference and User Services Association and Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

Virtually Yours is a response to the problems many librarians have expressed regarding incorporating electronic resources into traditional library operations. The book describes the best practices for managing electronic resources in all library departments, from acquisitions to patron services.

Melody Thompson, assistant director of the World Campus for Penn State and an assistant professor of adult education, is one of the authors of a new handbook on cutting-edge learning from McGraw-Hill.

The McGraw-Hill Handbook of Distance Learning, written in conjunction with Alan Chute, director of the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Lucent Technologies, and Burton Hancock, director of the Nationwide Insurance Performance Improvement Organization, is a comprehensive reference guide for organizations to help them understand the complex issues involved in planning and implementing a distance learning program. The book answers the question of how to bring distance learning to any organization and provides a step-by-step guide on how to cut costs, determine needs, make sound technological decisions and a host of other pressing issues. It also gives numerous case studies and examples of companies and organizations that have successfully instituted cutting-edge programs.

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