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  1. Implementing TCP/IP communications with HyperCard
    • Description: This article describes how to implement TCP/IP communications with HyperCard in three steps. First, it briefly examines the tools used to access information resources available through the Internet. Second, it outlines the necessary hardware and software requirements to make TCP/IP communications happen on a Macintosh. Third, it illustrates the implementation process with two stacks: Mini-Atlas and ListManager.
    • Date: 1992-12-21
    • Source: Originally published in Information Technology and Libraries 11(4):421-432, December 1992.
    • Subject(s): TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol); HyperCard; articles;
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  2. MARC Reader: a HyperCard script to demystify the MARC record
  3. MyLibrary: A Copernican revolution in libraries
    • Description: This article provide a bit of history regarding MyLibrary and suggests that libraries provide services more from the patrons point of view -- a kind of Copernican Revolution.
    • Date: 2003-09-08
    • Source: This is a pre-edited version of an article published as "Putting the 'My' into MyLibrary, netConnect (Suppliment to Library Journal), Fall 2003, pgs. 24-26.
    • Subject(s): articles; MyLibrary;
    • URL:
  4. Cataloging digital mediums
    • Description: This article examines some of the issues surrounding the organization and classification of digital resources. It does this in three parts. First, it provides a general overview of the types of digital resoruces libraries can collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to. Second, it examines some of the philosophical and pragmatic considerations involved in defining the universe of digital resources. Third, it describes an informal research project (the Alcuin Project of the North Carolina State University Libraries) whose goal is to put into practice some solutions to the issues outlined above.
    • Date: 1996-12-01
    • Source: This also appears in Eric Lease Morgan, "Possible Solutions for Incorporating digital information mediums into traditional library cataloging services" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 22:3/4 (1996) pg. 143-170.
    • Subject(s): cataloging; articles;
    • URL:
  5. Description and evaluation of the Mr. Serials Process
    • Description: This article describes the Mr. Serials Process. The Mr. Serials Process is a systematic method being applied at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries for collecting, organizing, archiving, indexing, and disseminating electronic serials. Using readily-available technologies found on the Internet (FTP, WAIS, gopher, HTTP, perl, procmail, email), the Mr. Serials Process has proven an effective means for the management of electronic serials that are consistently formatted and delivered via email.
    • Date: 1995-12-15
    • Source: This article also appears in Serials Review 21 no. 4 (Winter 1995): 1-12.
    • Subject(s): electronic journals; articles;
    • URL:
  6. Creating and managing XML with open source software
    • Description: This article reviews a number of open source XML applications and systems including editors, validators, native XML databases, and publishing systems; to describe how some of these tools have been combined by the author to create a specific system for a specific need. An overview of XML is provided, a number of open source XML applications/systems are reviewed, and a system created by the author using some of these tools is described. The open source tools for working with XML are maturing, and they provide the means for the library profession to easilyh publish library content on the Internet using open standards. XML provides an agreed upon way of turning data into information. The result is non-proprietary and application independent. Open source software operates under similar principles. An understanding and combination of these technologies can assist the library profession in meeting its goals in this era of globally networked computers and changing user expectations.
    • Date: 2005-07-30
    • Source: This article was originally published in Library Hi Tech Vol. 23 No. 4, 2005 pp. 526-540. This text is a pre-edited version of the published article
    • Subject(s): articles; TEI (Text Encoding Initiative); XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language); open source software;
    • URL:
  7. Day in the life of Mr. D.
  8. Adding Internet resources to our OPACs
    • Description: This essay advocates the addition of bibliographic records describing Internet-based electronic serials and Internet resources in general to library online public access catalogs (OPAC), addresses a few implications of this proposition, and finally, suggests a few solutions to accomplish this goal.
    • Date: 1995-12-21
    • Source: Serials Review 21(4): 70-72, Winter 1995
    • Subject(s): cataloging; articles;
    • URL:
  9. Extending your HTML on a Macintosh using macro languages
    • Description: This article describes and illustrates the use of three Macintosh tools that can be used to extend HTML for the purposes of creating dynamic and client-specific HTML documents. These three tools are a server application (Intercon's InterServer Publisher) and two common gateway interface scripts (Tim Endres's HTPL and Maxum Development's NetCloak).
    • Date: 1996-03-03
    • Source: This article was originally published in the now defunct Websmith magazine sometime around March, 1996.
    • Subject(s): articles; HTML (Hypertext Markup Language);
    • URL:
  10. MicroPhone scripts for searching MEDLARS
    • Description: Scripts written with Microphone (a communications program for Macintosh and DOS-based computers) can greatly simplify searching the MEDLARS family of databases. (MEDLARS is an acronym for medical literature analysis and retrieval system. It includes the files MEDLINE, its backfiles, HEALTH, et cetera.) This article describes some of the scripts the author has written and explains how they can be used to improve your searching techniques.
    • Date: 1992-03-21
    • Source: Originally published as Easy Searching: MicroPhone Scripts for Searching the MEDLARS Family of Databases, Online 16(2):65-69, March 1992.
    • Subject(s): articles; computer programs and scripts; MicroPhone; MEDLARS;
    • URL:
  11. Success of Open Source by Steven Weber: A book review
    • Description: Using Linux as its primary example, The Success of Open Source by Steven Weber details the history, process, motivations, and possible long-term effects of open source software (OSS). This scholarly yet easy-to-read, well-written, and provocative book is worth the time of anybody who wants to understand how open source software is effecting information technology. It describes how the process of open source software may effect business & economics, methods of governance, and concepts of intellectual property. It is also a great read for those of us librarians who desire to play a role in the building of next generation library catalogs and other library-related information systems.
    • Date: 2007-10-31
    • Source: The is a pre-edited version of an article with the same title appearing in the first issue of Code4Lib Journal at
    • Subject(s): book review; articles; open source software; librarianship;
    • URL:
  12. What is the Open Archives Initiative?
    • Description: In a sentence, the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) is a protocol built on top of HTTP designed to distribute, gather, and federate meta data. The protocol is expressed in XML. This article describes the problems the OAI is trying to address and outlines how the OAI system is intended to work. By the end of the article you will be more educated about the OAI and hopefully become inspired to implement your own OAI repository or even become a service provider.
    • Date: 2002-02-25
    • Source: This is a pre-edited version of an article appearing in interChange 8:2 (June 2002) pg 18-22.
    • Subject(s): articles; OAI (Open Archives Initiative);
    • URL:
  13. MyLibrary: A digital library framework & toolkit
    • Description: This article describes a digital library framework and toolkit called MyLibrary. At its heart, MyLibrary is designed to create relationships between information resources and people. To this end, MyLibrary is made up of essentially four parts: 1) information resources, 2) patrons, 3) librarians, and 4) a set of locally-defined, institution-specific facet/term combinations interconnecting the first three. On another level, MyLibrary is a set of object-oriented Perl modules intended to read and write to a specifically shaped relational database. Used in conjunction with other computer applications and tools, MyLibrary provides a way to create and support digital library collections and services. Librarians and developers can use MyLibrary to create any number of digital library applications: full-text indexes to journal literature, a traditional library catalog complete with circulation, a database-driven website, an institutional repository, an image database, etc. The article describes each of these points in greater detail.
    • Date: 2008-09-18
    • Source: This is pre-edited version of an article by the same name appearing the Information Technology and Libraries 27[3]:12-24, September 2008.
    • Subject(s): articles; MyLibrary;
    • URL:
  14. Open source software in libraries
    • Description: This is an essay about open source software and libraries. It outlines what open source software is and is not. It discusses its relationships to the integrated library system. It compares open source software to open access journals and the evolutionary shift academe is experiencing in the world of scholarly communication. Finally, it very briefly reviews select pieces of open source software and describes how they can be used in libraries.
    • Date: 2004-05-04
    • Source: This is the pre-edited, English language version of the French article entitled "Logiciels libres et bibliotheques", BiblioAcid 1(2-3), May-June 2004, pgs. 1-8.
    • Subject(s): articles; open source software; librarianship;
    • URL:
  15. Teaching a new dog old tricks
    • Description: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks is an instruction manual describing how to create and manage Macintosh-based World Wide Web servers. After providing a bit of background about the World Wide Web, this book describes how to: 1) effectively use and enhance your World Wide Web browsers, 2) install and maintain MacHTTP, 3) write hypertext markup language documents, 4) enhance your server with imagemaps and common gateway scripts, and 5) organize and provide searching services for your server. This book is intended for the person who wants to disseminate information on the Internet including persons in government, education, and industry.
    • Date: 1995-09-25
    • Source: This manuscript was sponsored by an Apple Computer Library of Tomorrow (ALOT) grant in 1995.
    • Subject(s): articles; Web servers; HTML (Hypertext Markup Language);
    • URL:
  16. Evaluating Index Morganagus
    • Description: This article describes Index Morganagus, a full-text index of library-related electronic serials. First, it describes why the Index was created. It goes on to give an overview of Harvest, the technology that collects, indexes, and provides access to the serials. The article outlines how the process was automated using the combination of a database application (FileMaker Pro) and various "glue" scripts (both AppleScript and Perl). It provides an analysis of the service's log files shedding light on usage patterns and librarian search behavior.
    • Date: 1997-04-17
    • Source: This is a pre-edited edited copy for Eric Lease Morgan, "Evaluating Index Morganagus: indexing and providing access to library-related serials using Harveset" New Review of Information Networking. 3:223-244, 1997.
    • Subject(s): indexing; articles;
    • URL:
  17. Introduction to Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU)
    • Description: This article is an introduction to the "brother and sister" Web Service protocols named Search/Retrieve Web Service (SRW) and Search/Retrieve URL Service (SRU) with an emphasis on the later. More specifically, the article outlines the problems SRW/U are intended to solve, the similarities and differences between SRW and SRU, the complimentary nature of the protocols with OAI-PMH, and how SRU is being employed in a sponsored NSF grant called OCKHAM to facilitate an alerting service. The article is seasoned with a bit of XML and Perl code to illustrate the points.
    • Date: 2004-07-17
    • Source: This article was originally published in Ariadne, issue number 40, July 2004.
    • Subject(s): SRU (Search/Retrieve URL Service); articles; Web Services; XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language);
    • URL:
  18. Exploiting "Light-weight" Protocols and Open Source Tools to Implement Digital Library Collections and Services
    • Description: This article describes the design and implementation of two digital library collections and services using a number of light-weight protocols and open source tools. These protocols and tools include OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting), SRU (Search/Retrieve via URL), Perl, MyLibrary, Swish-e, Plucene, ASPELL, and WordNet. More specifically, we describe how these protocols and tools are employed in the Ockham Alerting service and MyLibrary@Ockham. The services are illustrative examples of how the library community can actively contribute to the scholarly communications process by systematically and programmatically collecting, organizing, archiving, and disseminating information freely available on the Internet. Using the same techniques described here, other libraries could expose their own particular content for their specific needs and audiences.
    • Date: 2005-10-01
    • Source: This article was originally published in D-Lib Magazine, volume 11, Number 10 (October 2005). Its DOI is doi:10.1045/october2005-morgan. Additionally, Xiaorong Xiang was the lead author of this article.
    • Subject(s): articles; OCKHAM (Open Community Knowledge Hypermedia Administration and Metadata); Web Services; open source software;
    • URL:
  19. World-Wide Web and Mosaic: An overview for librarians
    • Description: This paper overviews the World-Wide Web (frequently abbreviated as "W3," "WWW," or the "Web") and related systems and standards. First, it introduces Web concepts and tools and describes how they fit together to form a coherent whole, including the client/server model of computing, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), selected Web client and server programs, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the HyperText Markup Language (HTML), selected HTML converters and editors, and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts. Second, it discusses strategies for organizing Web information. Finally, it advocates the direct involvement of librarians in the development of Web information resources.
    • Date: 1994-09-27
    • Source: This article was originally published in The Public-Access Computer Systems Review 5, no. 6 (1994): 5-26.
    • Subject(s): Web servers; HTML (Hypertext Markup Language); articles;
    • URL:
  20. Clarence meets Alcuin
    • Description: This essay outlines the definition of expert systems, describes how this definition has been applied to reference librarianship, and suggests future directions of study.
    • Date: 1996-03-03
    • Source: This text was originally published as Morgan, Eric Lease (1997). Clarence meets Alcuin; or, expert systems are still an option in reference work. In P. Ensor (Ed.), The Cybrarian's manual (pp. 127-134). Chicago: American Library Association.
    • Subject(s): expert systems; fiction; librarianship; articles;
    • URL:
  21. Making information easier to find with MyLibrary
    • Description: This article describes a pilot project being implemented in the Libraries called MyLibrary, a Web-based portal application intended to make information easier to find, easier to get, and to improve communication.
    • Date: 2002-09-30
    • Source: This text was originally published in a newsletter of the University Libraries of Notre Dame called Access, number 81, Fall 2002.
    • Subject(s): articles; MyLibrary;
    • URL:
  22. Open Source Software in libraries
    • Description: This is an introduction to open source software in libraries, with descriptions of a variety of software packages and successful library projects. But before we get to the software itself, I want to describe the principles and techniques of open source software (OSS) and explain why I advocate the adoption of OSS in the implementation of library services and collections.
    • Date: 2002-04-25
    • Source: This essay appeared in Open Source Software for Libraries, a LITA Guide, in 2002.
    • Subject(s): articles; open source software;
    • URL:

Creator: Eric Lease Morgan <>
Date created: 2000-06-20
Date updated: 2010-05-01