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Authors: Cannon,Angela,

Title: Digital reference in Slavic and East European studies with an examination of practice at the University of Illinois and the Library of Congress

Publication Full: Slavic & East European Information Resources

Year: 2005 Volume: 6 Issue: 2

Start Page: 183 Other Pages: 217

Descriptors: UNIVERSITIES & colleges, LIBRARIES, SURVEYS, LIBRARIANS, DATABASES, UNITED States, Digital reference, East Europe, Eastern Europe, electronic reference, European Division, European Reading Room, Internet, Library of Congress, NIS, online resources, Russia, Slavic, Slavic Reference Service, University of illinois, virtual reference,


This article presents a survey of digital reference trends in the United States with an emphasis on services for Slavic and East European studies. It is based on the author's experience as a Slavic reference librarian at the University of Illinois (Slavic Reference Service) and the Library of Congress (European Division). Topics include the conflict between print and digital resources, coping with electronic serials, full-text databases and websites, digital communication tools such as e-mail, chat, and web forms, the proliferation of websites from Eastern Europe and the NIS, and opportunities for bibliographic instruction via the web. The article concludes with suggestions for keeping current and ideas for possible reference collaboration among Slavic and East European studies librarians. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Slavic & East European Information Resources is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Cannon, Angela 1; Email Address: acannon@loc.gov; Affiliations: 1: Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, European Division, Washington, DC 20540-4830 USA. Source Info: 2005, Vol. 6 Issue 2/3, p183; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIES; Thesaurus Term: SURVEYS; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIANS; Thesaurus Term: DATABASES; Subject Term: UNITED States; Author-Supplied Keyword: Digital reference; Author-Supplied Keyword: East Europe; Author-Supplied Keyword: Eastern Europe; Author-Supplied Keyword: electronic reference; Author-Supplied Keyword: European Division; Author-Supplied Keyword: European Reading Room; Author-Supplied Keyword: Internet; Author-Supplied Keyword: libraries; Author-Supplied Keyword: Library of Congress; Author-Supplied Keyword: NIS; Author-Supplied Keyword: online resources; Author-Supplied Keyword: Russia; Author-Supplied Keyword: Slavic; Author-Supplied Keyword: Slavic Reference Service; Author-Supplied Keyword: United States; Author-Supplied Keyword: University of illinois; Author-Supplied Keyword: virtual reference; Number of Pages: 35p. Document Type: Article

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Publisher: Haworth Press

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Issn Isbn: 15228886