Seize the E!: The Eclectic Journal and Its Ramifications Gerry Mckiernan 24 Aug 2002 18:33 UTC

         _ Seize the E!: The Eclectic Journal and Its Ramifications_

   I am pleased to announce the availability of my PowerPoint
presentation prepared for NASIG 2002 Transforming Serials: The
Revolution Continues

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SUMMARY.  In recent years, an increasing number of electronic journals
have embedded audio, video, and other multimedia within their
publication to augment their usefulness. In addition, some have further
enhanced access and use with a variety of 'eclectic' features,
functionalities, and content, such as advanced navigation; font, format,
and display control; modeling; personalization and customization
options; and reader participation. In general, most cataloging records,
however, do not reflect such components, depriving users of the
necessary information and instruction that could facilitate use. A
variety of recommendations and options are reviewed as possible

 _Seize the E!: The Eclectic Journal and Its Ramifications_ is
available at:

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    In addition to relevant screen prints and summaries, the
presentation includes appropriate sound and special effects [Note: Use
those headphones/speakers for full enjoyment; 3D glasses are optional

    A companion paper for the presentation has been prepared and
submitted for formal publication in the conference proceedings;
look for it in the NASIG 2002 issues  in The Serials Librarian in



Gerry McKiernan
Eclectic Librarian
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011

"The future of scholarship will be both diverse and complicated, with
rich options for publication using a variety of multimedia and eclectic
features, functionalities, and content. To facilitate access and use,
catalogers and cataloging should identify and delineate these