PROVENANCE: Volume 1, Number 1 - Dec. 17, 1995
Electronic Magazine For Information Professionals
Welcome to the first issue!
- - by Neal Chan
December 17, 1995
A welcome to new members of The Provenance Magazine's advisory group, including:
- Wendy Ancell, Head Librarian, Institiute of Indigenous Government,
- Dave Dillabough, Systems Administrator & Integration Consultant Extraordinaire, Vancouver, B.C.
- Lawrence Eng, Software Framework Architect, SEMATECH (on secondment from Texas Instruments), Austin, Texas
- Robert Gibson, Adult Educator / Instructor, Arctic College: Aurora Campus, Inuvik, North West Territories
- Arlene Higgs, Librarian, Y.W.C.A. Women's Information Center, Vancouver, B.C.
- June Love, Librarian, Web Coordinator, Ministry of Women's Equality, Province of B.C., Victoria, B.C.
The "beta-prototype" was activated on October 30, 1995 at our "home Web site" (at www.intergate.bc.ca/netpac/provenance/index.html ). This first issue was activated on December 17, 1995.
- A note of special recognition to the Internet Gateway Corporation, our Internet Web Site sponsor, and to the Tony Yau Design Company for the neat design work and graphics.
A special note of appreciation to Carole Joling and participants of the 1995 Networking the Pacific Forum, for their inspiration and moral support.
A note of appreciation to members of the British Columbia Libraries Association, Third World Libraries Interest Group
And of course a welcome and thank you to all those "special" librarians and information technologists that are contributing with articles and support services to make this new electronic magazine work.
Changes and Updates:
Please note that we are experimenting with various ways to keep some areas of the magzine regularly updated e.g. the NEWS AREAS.
- more Feature Articles both in the area of Disaster planning as well as more general topics.
- more original children's illustrations in our Children's Column area, courtesy of Marta Nielsen, Jane Cobb.and Tony Yau.
- images of the Rabaul Public Library, our first view of what a volcano can do to a collection, were used to assist in local fund raising efforts for the rebuilding of this South Pacific Library.
- We are adding new articles and building our other areas.
- The Special Libraries Association, Western Canada Chapter is working on a demonstration project with us to publish a Web version of their professional publication.
- See our Profession Development and News areas for in depth conferences and course announcements!
- We've just received copies of papers from the Networking the Pacific forum, which we will mount excerpts. Note the papers in their entirety have just been put on I.D.R.C.'s Web site.
- I would like to encourage you to look at our Travel & Vacations Section - it provides a nice contrast to some of the more serious information in this magazine. This area will grow in the new year.
Our first issue features Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Any of you with thoughts or suggestions on the topic, can send -email to the Editor, Guy Robertson, c/o myself (see below). You will note the wide scope of subjects that Provenance potentially plans to cover--so comments or article suggestions are welcome.
Have a safe and hopefully refreshing Christmas season!
Neal Chan for
The Provenance Electronic Magazine for Information Professionals
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