November 29, 2021
Educational Portal of the Americas
 Printer Friendly Version  E-mail this Page  Rate this Page  Add this Page to My Favorites  Home Page 
New User? - Forgot your Password? - Registered User:     

Site Search

Number: 71
Year: 2002
Author: Johann Van Reenen, Editor
Title: Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces. Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age


Agres, C., Edberg, D., & Igbaria, M.(1998). Transformation to virtual societies: Forces and issues. Information Society, 14, 71-82.
Alavi, M.(1994). Computer-mediated collaborative learning: An empirical evaluation. MIS Quarterly, 18, 59-174.
Alexander, A. (1999). The virtual office: Virtually everywhere. Accounting Technology, 15, 50-54.
Anonymous.(1998). Knowledge enterprises of the twenty-first century. The Futurist 32, 51-52.
Anonymous. (1999). Why “wasting” time is more important than ever. Harvard Business Review,77, 158.
Ansoff, H. I. (1987). Corporate strategy. Revised edition. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books.
Ansoff, H.I. (1991). Critique of Henry Mintzberg’s ‘The Design School: Reconsidering the Basic Premises of Strategic Management’. Strategic Management Journal, 12, 449-461.
Bazerman, M.(1998). Judgement in managerial decision making. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Brown, M. (1997, March). Design for working. Management Today, March Issue, 77-84.
Buckingham, M., & Coffman, C.(1999). First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Butler, T., & Waldroop, J. (1999). Job sculpting; the art of retaining your best people. Harvard Business Review,77, 144-152.
Casison, J. (1998). Will the trend toward virtual offices make traditional reward and recognition programs obsolete? Incentive,172, 54.
Cherniss, C., &Adler, M. (2000 ). Promoting emotional intelligence in organizations: Making training in emotional intelligence effective. Alexandria, Virginia: ASTD Press.
Cliffe, S.(1998). Knowledge management: The well-connected business. Harvard Business Review, 76, 17-21.
Connor, D. (1998). Leading at the edge of chaos. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Cook, J. (1999). Creative solutions: Managing mavericks and mad geniuses. Office Systems, 16, 37-41.
Creighton, J. L., & Adams, J. W. R. (1998). The cybermeeting’s about to begin. Management Review, 87, 29-31.
Davenport, T.H., & Pearlson, K. (1998). Two cheers for the virtual office. Sloan Management Review, 39, 51.
Davis, A. (1999). 20 truths of taking risks on the Net. MC Technology Marketing Intelligence, 19, 76-80.
Drucker, P. F. (1999). Change leaders. Inc., 21, 65-72.
Eisenhardt, K., & Brown, S. (1998). Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Ellis, C. A., Gibbs, S. J., & Rein, G. L. (1991). Groupware: Some Issues and Experiences. Communications of the ACM, 34, 39-58.
Grensing-Pophal, L. (1999). Training supervisors to manage teleworkers. HR Magazine, 44, 67-72.
Guenther, K. (2000). Designing and managing your digital library. Computers in Libraries, 20, 34.
Friedman, K. (1998). Cities in the information age: a Scandinavian perspective. In Igbaria, M., & Tan, M, (Eds.), The virtual workplace. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.
Friedman, S. D., Christensen, P., & DeGroot, J. (1998). Work and life: The end of the zero-sum game. Harvard Business Review, 76, 119-129.
Fritz, M. B. W., Narasimhan, S., & Rhee, H-S. (1998). Communication and coordination in the Virtual Office. Journal of Management Information Systems, 14, 7-28.
Grover, R., Achleitner, H., Thomas. N., Wyatt, R., & Vowell, F. N. (1997). The wind beneath our wings: Chaos theory and the butterfly effect in curriculum design. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 38, 268-282.
Halal, W.E. (1999). Knowledge: The infinite resource. Executive Excellence, 16, 18.
Hallowell , E. M. (1999). The human moment at work. Harvard Business Review, 77, 58-66.
Hamel, G., & Prahalad, C. K. (1994). Competing for the Future, Boston, MA: Harvard Press.
Hammond, J.S., Keeney, R. L., & Raiffa, H.(1998). The hidden traps in decision making. Harvard Business Review, 76, 47-58.
Hansen, M. T., Nohria, N., & Tierney, T. (1999). What’s your strategy for managing knowledge? Harvard Business Review, 77, 106-116.
Harman, M., & Freeman, J. (1977). The population ecology of organizations. American Journal of Sociology, 82, 929-964.
Hightower, R. T., Information exchange in virtual work groups. In Igbaria, M., & Tan, M. (Eds.), The virtual workplace. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.
Hill, E. J., Miller, B. C., Weiner, S. P., & Colihan, J. (1998). Influences of the virtual office on aspects of work and work/life balance. Personnel Psychology, 51, 667-683.
Igbaria, M., & Tan,M, eds. The virtual workplace. Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.
Jones, M.M. (1997). Out of the office, out of control. Psychology Today, 30, 16.
Johnsson, H. V. A. (1998). Managing return on communications. Public Relations Strategist, 4, 38-39.
Kramer, M. W. (1999). Motivation to reduce uncertainty. Management Communication Quarterly, 13, 305-316.
Kies, J. K., Williges, R. C., & Rosson, M B. (1998). Coordinating computer-supported cooperative work: A review of research issues and strategies. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 49, 776-791.
Kresh, D. N. (2000). Offering high-quality reference service on the Web: The collaborative digital reference service (CDRS). D-Lib Magazine, 6. [Online at]:
Leinberger, P., & Tucker, B. (1991). The new individualists. New York: Harper Collins.
Maas, J. (1998). Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective. Sloan Management Review, 40, 105-106.
Macilwain, C. (1999). Foreword: Science in Latin America: A rare chance to progress. Nature, 398, Supplement 1, A3.
Macilwain, C. (1999). Stability offers unique opportunity for research. Nature, 398, Supplement 1, A4-A6.
McInerney, C. R. (1999). Providing data, information and knowledge in the virtual office. Washington, DC: Special Libraries Association.
Mckiernan, G. (2000). LiveRef(sm): A registry of real-time digital reference. [Electronic mail message]: 27 Sep 2000 07:13:37 –0400, from: on:
Malone, T. W., & Laubacher, R. J. (1998). The dawn of the e-lance economy. Harvard Business Review, 76, 144-152.
Malone, T. W., & Rockart, J. F. (1991). Computers, networks, and the corporation. Scientific American, 265, 128.
Marcum, D. B. (2000, Spring). Bright future for the academic library. AGB Priorities (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) No.13, 1-2.
Maruca, R. F. (1999). Redesigning business. Harvard Business Review, 77, 19-21.
Mills, K. L. (1999). Introduction to the electronic symposium on computer-supported cooperative work. ACM Computing Surveys, 13, 105.
Mintzberg, H., & Waters, J. A. (1985). Of strategies deliberate and emergent. Strategic Management Journal, 6, 257-272.
Montgomery, C. H. (2000). Measuring the impact of an electronic journal collection on library costs: a framework and preliminary costs. D-Lib Magazine, 6. [Online at]:
Nanus, B. (1997). Leading the way to renewal. Executive Excellence, 14, 17.
Nilles, J.M. (1997). Telework: Enabling distributed organizations. Information Systems Management, 14, 7-14.
Ortiz-Repiso, V., & Moscoso, P. (1999). Web-based OPACs: Between tradition and innovation. Information Technology and Libraries, 18, 68-77.
Prahalad, C. K., & Krishnan, M. S. (1999). The new meaning of quality in the information age. Harvard Business Review,77, 109-118.
Russo, J. E., & Schoemaker, P. J. H. (1989). Decision traps; the ten barriers to brilliant decision making and how to overcome them. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Sanders, T. I. (1998). Strategic thinking and the new science. New York: Free Press.
Satzinger, J. W., Garfield, M. J., & Nagasundaram, M. (1999). The creative process: The effects of group memory on individual idea generation. Journal of Management Information Systems,15, 143-160.
Schwartz, E. (1999). Digital Darwinism: Seven Breakthrough Business Strategies for Surviving in the Cutthroat Web Economy. New York: Broadway Books.
Senge, P. M. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, New York: Doubleday Currency.
Senge, P.M. (1999a). Creative tension. Executive Excellence, 16, 12-13.
Senge, P. M. (1999b). It’s the learning: The real lesson of the quality movement. Journal for Quality and Participation, 22, 34-40.
Smith, K.R. (2000). New roles and responsibilities for the University Library: Advancing student learning through outcomes assessment. Paper prepared for the Association of Research Libraries, University of Arizona, May 4, 2000. [Online at]:
Stacey, R. D. (1991). The Chaos Frontier: Creative Strategic Control for Business, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Stacey, R. (1992). Managing the Unknowable: The Strategic Boundaries Between Order and Chaos, San Francisco: Jossey Bass. (Also published in the UK as Managing Chaos. London: Kogan Page).
Stacey, R. D. (1995). The science of complexity: An alternative perspective for strategic change processes. Strategic Management Journal,16, 477-495.
Stacey, R. D. (1996 a). Management and the science of complexity: If organizational life is nonlinear, can business…? Research Technology Management, 39, 8-10.
Stacey, R. D. (1996 b). Complexity and creativity in organizations. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Stacey, R. D. (1999). Strategic Management and Organisational Dynamics, 2nd ed. London: Financial Times Management.
Stepanek, M. (1999, December 13). Using the Net for brainstorming. Business Week, Issue 3659, e-biz section, 55-57.
Sullivan , M. (2000). Virtual Conference: Creativity in the Academic Libraries of the 21st Century. [Chat Archives, May 2, 2000. Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT, Online at]:
Suzik, H. A. (1999). Use ‘six hats’ for full-color thinking. Quality, 8, 66-70.
Tapsell, S. (1999). How do I know they’re working? New Zealand Management, 46, 38-41.
Tetenbaum, T. J. (1998). Shifting paradigms: From Newton to chaos: Part 2 of 2. Organizational Dynamics, 26, 21-32.
Tucker, K. (1999). Scenario Planning. Association Management, 51, 70-75,126.
Tushman, M. L., & O’Reilly, C. A. (1999). Building ambidextrous organizations: Forming your own “skunk works”. Health Forum Journal, 42, 20-23.
Tyran, C. K., & Dennis, A. R. (1992). The application of electronic meeting technology to support strategic management. MIS Quarterly, 16, 313-354.
Wah, L. (1998). Welcome to the edge. Management Review, 87, 24-29.
Waldorp, M. M. (1992). Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Chaos. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Simon & Schuster.

Further Reading:

Davis, S., & Meyer, C. (1998). Blur: The speed of change in the connected economy. Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Dyson, E. (1997). Release 2.0: A design for living in the digital age. New York: Broadway Books.
Stout, R. (1997). Web site stats: Tracking hits and analyzing traffic. Berkeley, CA: McGraw-Hill.
Tapscott, D. (1995). The Digital Economy: Promise and peril in the age of networked intelligence. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Resource List:

E-ink & E-Books
E Ink Corporation, Cambridge, MA.
Open eBook Authoring Group. Involved in creating formatting and other e-book standards.
Collaborative workspaces:
DocSpace Manager offers a unique approach to the teamwork problem. It is a workgroup-collaboration service built on Web technologies, so it is available any time, anywhere, by anyone who has access to a standard Web browser. Vendor Information: DocSpace Manager at
ERoom, is a group work software application from Instinctive Technology Inc., Cambridge, Mass. The program lets teams create a virtual workplace on the Web.
Digital Libraries:
Resources and Projects from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutes at
A comprehensive Latin America Information site is available at t the Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas including information on Digital Library initiatives in Latin America.
Metadata Projects:
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository:
Cornell University Library Gateway:
Data Documentation Initiative: ˜
University of Virginia Electronic Text Center:
Metadata Protocol & Standards:
Metadata Tutorials:
W3C Home Page:
Links to Information Literacy Resources:

New Library Jobs:

Example of a non-traditional job description for a new type of digital library worker from an e-mail posted on the Science and Lechnology Librarians Listserve, STS-L,; 08/15/2000, 7:30 AM –0400: “Knowledge Architecht - additional position – CA”
“Our client, a dynamic, successful provider of a product that enables web-site visitors to find what they want without knowing exactly how to ask for it.

  • Modeling business knowledge of our customers. Architect Knowledge Maps,taxonomies and templates to guarantee a superior user experience;
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer from client Subject Matter Experts.
  • Identify top level interaction flows and taxonomies;
  • Responsible for modeling the end user experience.
  • Be responsible for the implementation inside our ESP of a set of taxonomies;
  • Design and develop a user interaction, using a dialog language, a patent-pending technology;
  • Participate in the effort of constantly improving our processes and best practices based on experience acquired on projects;
  • Interface with Project Managers, User Interface Team Members, Web Development Engineers and QA Engineers
  • Previous experience in knowledge-based systems implementation or in linguistics, in building taxonomies or ontologies. Sensitivity to human machine interaction issues;
  • Experience in object-oriented modeling (UML);
  • Successful experience in user modeling and highly interactive systems.
  • Demonstrated success in projects using content management, classification and information retrieval techniques;
  • Proven track record of working well with clients and subject matter experts (experience as a consultant a plus);
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with content provided by customer;
  • Ability to complete projects on time and within budget;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good analytical skills;
  • Willing to travel occasionally to client locations (primarily US);
  • Masters degree in Human Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Information/Library Science, AI, Computer Science or with at least 5 years of relevant experience