Norman Desmarais' Publications


Essential Documents of American History. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Electronic Publishing, 1998.

The American Revolution. — American Journey: History in Your Hands series. — Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Media, 1996.

CD-ROMs in Print: An International Guide, 1992. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1992.


XML and Electronic Ordering in Is Bigger Better?: 2000 Charleston Conference Proceedings. Charleston, SC: Against the Grain Press, 2001.pp. 52-57

Copyright and Fair Use of Multimedia Resources in Publishing and the Law: Current Legal Issues. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Information Press, 2001. pp. 27-59.

ABCs of XML: The Librarian's Guide to the eXtensible Markup Language. Houston. New Technology Press, 2000.

Data Preparation for Electronic Publication in Advances in Librarianship Vol. 22 San Diego: Academic Press, 1998. pp. 59-75.

Anders CD-ROM Survey, 1996. Chris Shipley, ed. Brookline, MA: Andiron Press, 1996 (contributor).

Multimedia on the PC: A Guide for Information Professionals. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

CD-ROM in libraries. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science vol. 50, Supplement 13. pp. 89-136. — New York, Basel, HongKong: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1992.

Library use of CD-ROM. Encyclopedia of Microcomputers vol.10. pp. 139-184. — New York, Basel, Hong Kong: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1992.

CD-ROMs in Print: An International Guide, 1992. Westport,CT., London. Meckler, 1992.

CD-ROM Reviews 1987-1990: Optical Product Reviews from CD-ROM Librarian. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1991.

CD-ROM Local Area Networks: A User's Guide. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1991.

— and Barbara Desmarais. Library Computer and Technology Specialists: A Directory. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1991.

CD-ROMs in Print: An International Guide, 1991. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1991.

Optical information systems: pioneering with potential in Technology for the '90s: Microcomputers in Libraries edited by Nancy Melin Nelson. Westport, CT. Meckler, 1990.

CD-ROMs in Print: An International Guide, 1990. Westport, CT., London. Meckler, 1990.

Microcomputer-based acquisitions systems: where have we come from; where are we going? in Automated Acquisitions: Issues for the Present and Future edited by Amy Dykman and Bill Katz. New York: The Haworth Press, 1989 (The Acquisitions Librarian; no. 1) pp. 275-285.

—and Judith Paris Roth. 1989 Optical Information Systems Buyer's Guide & Consultant Directory. — [Second edition]. —Westport,CT., London. Meckler Publishing, 1989. — (Optical Information Systems 8:6 [Nov.-Dec. 1988]).

The Librarian's CD-ROM Handbook. — Westport, CT.; London; Meckler Publishing, 1988. — (Supplements to Optical Information Systems; 4).

Government and law in CD-ROM Applications and Markets edited by Judith Paris Roth. — Westport, CT.; London; Meckler Publishing, 1988. — (Supplements to Optical Information Systems; 3).

Acquisitions Systems for Libraries. — Westport, CT.; London; Meckler Publishing, 1988. — (Essential Guide to the Library IBM PC; vol.11).

Optical Information Systems Buyer's Guide & Consultant Directory.— [First edition]. — Westport, CT.; London; Meckler Publishing, 1988.

The Papal Encyclicals, 1740-1981. (translator in part). —Wilmington, NC: McGrath Publishing Co., 1982, c1981.

Basic Resources for Studying Theology. — Baltimore: St. Mary's Seminary & University, 1979.


In Search of Equitable Fund Allocations. Against the Grain 13:6 (December 2001-January 2002) pp. 83-86.

Copyright and Fair Use of Multimedia Resources. The Acquisitions Librarian: 26 (2001) pp. 27-59

XML Basics. ACRL NEC Information Technology Interest Group. TechCorner Web site Feb./March, 2001

Innovations Affecting Us — DataPlay's High Density Disc and Agilent's Optical Switch Fabric. Against the Grain 12:3 (June, 2000) pp. 94-95.

Body Language, Security, and E-Commerce. Library Hi Tech. 18:1 (Jan., 2000) pp. 61-74.

Innovations Affecting Us — Octavo Revolutionizes Digital Publishing and Preservation. Against the Grain 11:5 (November, 1999) pp.56-58.

Innovations Affecting Us — RIAA Opposition to Digital Publishing May Soon Crumble. Against the Grain 11:3 (June, 1999) p. 75.

XML and Its Potential for Ecommerce. Against the Grain 11:2(April, 1999) pp. 86-89, 93.

Restraints to Electronic Publishing on the Horizon? Against theGrain 11:1 (February, 1999) pp. 78, 80.

XML: Organizing the Internet. Against the Grain 10:6 (December,1998-January, 1999). Pp. 75-8, 84.

Newfire?s Higher Education Partner Program. Against the Grain10:1 (February, 1998) p.80.

The Future of the Internet. Technology Connection 4:8 (February,1998) pp. 35-36.

Innovations Affecting Us — The Cookie Monster: Personal Privacy and the Internet. Against the Grain 9:6 (December, 1997-January,1998) pp.87-89.

Technology to Learn Anytime Anywhere. Against the Grain 9:4 (September, 1997) pp. 84, 91.

Making Sense Out of the Numbers. Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory 21:2 (July, 1997) pp. 121-126.

DVD: The CD-ROM Phoenix. Against the Grain 9:3 (June, 1997)pp. 76, 79.

— and Luther, Judy. The Evolution from Physical to Virtual Library. Against the Grain 8:6 (Dec., 1996-Jan., 1997), pp. 24, 27.

Understanding Software License Agreements. Against the Grain 8:6 (Dec., 1996-Jan., 1997), pp.44-46.

Behind the Scenes of Multimedia Publishing: Dream or Nightmare? Computers in Libraries. 16:4 (April 1, 1996) pp.61-65.

A Needle in a Haystack: Accessing Intellectual Content in a Digital World in EVA '95. Electronic Imaging and the Visual Arts Conference Proceedings Friday 28 July 1995: Future Applications, Technologies &Strategies. London, 1995 pp. 51-56.

An Information Professional Faces the Future. Online & CDROM Review: The International Journal of Online & Optical Information Systems. 19:3 (June, 1995) pp. 163-165.

Where to Buy CD-ROMs. Against the Grain. 7:3 (June, 1995) pp. 24-25.

Reading Between the Lines. Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory. 19:2 (May, 1995) pp. 211-213.

Learning Language on Disc. CD-ROM Professional 8:4 (April,1995) pp. 44-58.

How Fast is Fast? CD-ROM Professional 8:3 (March, 1995) pp.119-121.

Parlez-vous...? Multimedia Schools 2:1 (January/February), 1995) pp. 42-49.

What is the "CD-ROM Librarian"? CD-ROM Professional 8:1 (January, 1995) pp. 89-90.

An Electronic Carriage...or a Horseless Book? Audiovisual Librarian 20:4 (November, 1994) pp. 286-292.

Law Librarians Cite Increasing Acceptance of CD-ROM. CD-ROM Professional 7:6 (November/December, 1994) pp. 148-149.

Selecting Multimedia Software. Against the Grain 6:3 (June, 1994) p. 30.

In One Ear, Not Out the Other. CD-ROM World 9:6 (June, 1994) p. 44.

Secret Codes and Passwords. CD-ROM World 9:6 (June, 1994) p. 49.

A Chip Off the Old Block. CD-ROM World 9:6 (June, 1994) p.68.

The Multitalented Multiplayer. CD-ROM World 9:5 (May, 1994) pp. 58-59.

Quick Color. CD-ROM World 9:4 (April, 1994) p. 68.

Driving at Full Speed. CD-ROM World 9:4 (April, 1994) p. 70.

Watch Your Wallets! Computers in Libraries 14:3 (March, 1994) pp. 38-39.

Voice Training. CD-ROM World 9:2 (Feb., 1994) pp. 64-66.

CD-ROM Drives: An Overview with a Selective Survey of Equipment. Library Technology Reports. Nov.-Dec., 1993 pp. 755-787.

Budget Bytes. Computers in Libraries. 13:10 (Nov./Dec., 1993) pp. 42-44.

Neuromimesis, Cyberlesque, Teledildonics, and Cyborgasm. CD-ROM World 8:9 (Oct., 1993) pp. 66-69.

Electronic Book and Serial Acquisitions: The Medium is the Message. Computers in Libraries. 13:1 (Jan. 1993) pp. 25-27.

Report from CD-ROM Expo. CD-ROM Librarian 7:11 (Dec., 1992) pp. 15-16.

CD-ROM Expo Features New Drives and Titles. CD-ROM Librarian 7:11 (Dec., 1992) pp. 24-33.

—, Harold B. Tamule, and Kenneth Gaus. A New Look at CD-ROM Prices. CD-ROM Librarian 7:9 (Oct., 1992) pp. 22-26.

CD-ROM Growth Continues to Double. CD-ROM Handbook. — EditionVII. — Summer, 1992, pp. 9-10.

ALA Midwinter Conference Report. CD-ROM Librarian 7:4 (April,1992) pp. 22-26.

Gold Turns to Silver: Yellow Pages on CD-ROM. CD-ROM Librarian7:3 (March, 1992) pp. 21-27.

Business Lists-on-Disc. CD-ROM Librarian 7:3 (March, 1992)pp. 32-39.

Prolonging CD-ROM Life Expectancy. Nautilus 2:3 (March 16,1992) (MPC version) Commentary section also in 3:4 (Macintosh version)

Multimedia in 1992. Computers in Libraries 11:11 (Dec., 1991)pp. 8-13.

ALA Conference Report. CD-ROM Librarian 6:9 (Oct., 1991) pp.35-36.

Virtual, Interactive Literature. CD-ROM Librarian 6:6 (June,1991) pp. 18-20.

Easy access to multiple CD-ROMs. CD-ROM Librarian 6:2 (Feb.,1991) pp. 23-24.

Computers 1, Intelligence 0: is automation making us lazy and stupid? Computers in Libraries 10:8 (Sept. 1990) pp. 43-45.

Multimedia CD-ROMs: a perspective. CD-ROM Librarian 5:3 (March, 1990) pp. 10-11.

CD Guide. CD-ROM Librarian 5:3 (March, 1990) pp. 29-32.

Tools for producing multimedia CD-ROMs. Laserdisk Professional 3:2 (March, 1990) pp. 53-55.

All roads lead to ROM: an overview of the medium. Library Software Review 8:6 (Nov./Dec., 1989) pp. 320-321.

CD-ROM public access catalogs: a bibliography. CD-ROM Librarian 4:10 (Nov./Dec., 1989) pp. 26-33.

—and Nancy Melin Nelson. CD-ROM: an overview of US developments. Program 23:4 (Oct. 1989) pp. 377-383.

CD-ROM as a software distribution medium. Optical Information Systems 9:4 (July/August, 1989) p. 209-213.

Faculty status among Rhode Island's academic librarians: a report. Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin. 62:7 (July/August, 1989) pp. 53-62

The Write paper. Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin. 62:6 (June, 1989) pp. 1-3.

Write on: the advantages of digital paper. CD-ROM Librarian 4:5 (May, 1989) pp. 37-38.

Adventures in beta testing CD-ROMs. CD-ROM Librarian 4:4 (April, 1989) pp. 14-18.

CD-I vs. DVI. CD-ROM Librarian 4:3 (March, 1989) pp. 24-28

All roads lead to ROM. CRIARL Newsletter 8:1 (March, 1989) pp. 1, 3.

CD-ROMs proliferate Part 2: business/science/government CD-ROM discs. Optical Information Systems 9:2 (March/April, 1989) pp. 98-105.

CD-ROMs proliferate Part 1: library/reference discs. Optical Information Systems 9:1 (Jan./Feb, 1989) pp. 23-29.

The PC-laser library at Providence College. CD-ROM Librarian 3:6 (June, 1988) pp. 18-22.

Experiments increase optical storage densities. Optical Information Systems 8:3 (May-June, 1988) pp. 120-122.

Meeting the need for high-density storage media: an update on optical discs. Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin 61:5 (May, 1988) pp. 1-2.

Conference report: LaserActive '87. CD-ROM Librarian 3:2 (Feb., 1988) pp. 27-28.

Managing a laserbase project. Optical Information Systems 7:6(Nov.-Dec., 1987) pp. 377-380.

The Status of CD-ROM standards. CD-ROM Librarian 2:4 (July-Aug.,1987) pp. 146-149.

Information management on a compact silver disc. Optical Information Systems 7:2 (May-June, 1987) pp. 193-204.

Laserbases for library technical services. Optical Information Systems 7:1 (Jan.-Feb., 1987) pp. 57-61.

LaserActive '86 and Optical Publishing '86 conference reports. Optical Information Systems Update/Library & Information Center Applications 1:6 (Nov.-Dec., 1986) pp. 5-6.

Buying and selling laserbases. Electronic and Optical Publishing Review 6:4 (Dec., 1986) pp. 184-188.

Write-once media: library applications. Optical Information Systems Update/Library & Information Center Applications 1:5 (Sept./Oct., 1986) pp. 1-3.

CD-I and erasable: what's new in laser optics. Optical Information Systems Update/Library & Information Center Applications 1:4 (July/August, 1986) pp. 1-3.

What's new in laser optics. Rhode Island Library Association Bulletin 59:7 (July/August, 1986) pp. 1-3.

Microcomputer-based acquisitions Library Software Review 5:3(May-June, 1986) 171-181.

Laser libraries. Byte 11:5 (May) 1986 pp. 235-246.

Laser disk applications—an update. Bulletin, Special Libraries Association Publishing Division 38:3 (Spring, 1986) 10-14.

Laser disk technology in today's library world. Bulletin Special Libraries Association Publishing Division 38:2 (Winter, 1986) 1, 10-16.

BiblioFile for retrospective conversion. Small Computers in Libraries 5:11 (December, 1985) 24-28.

Early Catholic Americana: some additions to Parsons. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia 95 (March-December,1984): 57-66.

Comment on deskless reference services. Catholic Library World 55 (September, 1983): 83.

Losses in a theological library. College and Research Libraries 43 (September, 1982): 393-395.

Theological review sources. Serials Review 7 (April/June, 1981):7lss.

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