Re: print serials lists Diane M Lewis 07 Oct 2003 13:05 UTC

One wonders what libraries with patrons who refuse to use the online
catalog because of its complexity and lack of user-friendliness do?   What
about cases where patrons may be not be able physically to use the computer
(RSI?) or simply not computer literate? I fail to understand why we cannot
embrace all of our users and try to provide what they need...Whoops, I
forgot--we don't have the money for this--"it's not in the budget..."

Diane M. Lewis, Serial Records Librarian
U.S. Geological Survey Library--MS950
Reston, Virginia  20192  USA
Tel. 703-648-4399
Fax 703-648-6376

"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on
the next seven generations."--from The Great Laws of the Iroquois

"Electronic data may also be corrupted. Worst of all, it can be easily
altered and/or removed--a clear threat to public access to government
information...."--Marylaine Block