Acknowledgements and Disclaimers
CyberStacks(sm) is a prototype demonstration service created to facilitate
access to selected Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) resources in
science and technology through a comprehensive application of the Library of Congress Classification
Schedules, a well-established structure and scheme that has been used by research
libraries for organizing information sources for generations.
CyberStacks(sm) was initiated as a project to demonstrate
and explore the use of such a scheme to facilitate access to selected
WWW resourcs by current staff and potential clientele of the Science and Technology Section of the Reference
and Instructional Services of the Iowa State University Library,
The overall concept of CyberStacks(sm) was developed by
Gerry McKiernan, Coordinator of the Science and Technology Section,
Reference and Instructional Services Department.
The general outline for CyberStacks(sm) was implemented by Anthony (Andy)
Ames, a graduate student in technical writing and business communications assigned to the Science and Technology
Section, under the direction of Gerry McKiernan. During the implementation of
the CyberStacks(sm) framework,
Andy Ames added significant features which have greatly enhanced the original idea.
During December 1995, Gerry McKiernan undertook a complete renovation of the
CyberStacks(sm) facility using the Tables function in Netscape. He
subsequently relocated categories from CyberStacks(sm) original location
and concurrently directed Andy Ames to do the same for the Technology
Gerry McKiernan and Andy Ames systematically reviewed a number of WWW sites with icon collections and
selected those that were most associated with the categories of its current
classfication scheme. These were then evaluated and incorporated into the outline for each of the main classes for Science (Q),
Medicine (R), Agriculture (S), Technology (T), Military Science (U) and Naval
Science (V) in later December 1995 and early January 1996.
The identification and selection of Internet and WWW resources for
CyberStacks(sm) have been made by Gerry McKiernan as part of an integral part of his
professional position within the Science and Technology Section. This
ongoing review was significantly supplemented by an intensive review undertaken in
The description and incorporation of resources into CyberStacks(sm) scheme has
been undertaken by Gerry McKiernan as part of an on-going research project. A
significant portion of this research has required a major committment of personal
and extracurricular professional time.
Access to CyberStacks(sm) is made possible through a personal home page of
Gerry McKiernan. The availability and maintenance of the home page server at the
Iowa State University is provided by the Iowa State University Computation Center as
a service to university students, staff and faculty.
Accesss to CyberStacks(sm) or the availability of networked information through CyberStacks(sm) does not
constitute an endorsement by Iowa State University, the Iowa State
University Computation Center or the Iowa State University Library, nor the
Library of Congress.
During this phase of its development, access to Cyberstacks(sm) has been encouraged to solicit comment and critical
feedback from a community of potential users. As much of CyberStacks(sm) is
currently Under Construction, it would be premature to point to
it any level, or to consider it a functioning service at this time.
Coordinator, Science and Technology Section
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
January 5, 1996