CyberStacks(sm) was created as a prototype to demonstrate the feasibility and
usefulness of using a well-established information classification system
as one means of organizing selected World Wide Web (WWW) and other Internet
While only works of a Reference nature have been considered for incorporation
into CyberStacks(sm), certainly other types of resources could be appropriately
categorized using the Library of Congress
classification scheme to create a more comprehensive virtual
library collection in Science and Technology.
One could also include Reference works in areas other than Science and
Technology to create a broader virtual Reference collection, or
extend the scope to include any and all appropriate works in all subject
areas, creating a comprehensive virtual library collection.
Likeswise, the CyberStacks(sm) scheme could be used to organize the
ever-increasing number of electronic journals and other serial
resources. With appropriate support, a pilot project to incorporate selected
science and technical journal titles within CyberStacks(sm) will be undertaken in late 1996.
Likewise, resources incorporated within CyberStacks(sm) need not be
monographic or serial works; other discrete resources (e.g. images) could also be selected
and appropriately categorized and described to create a true multimedia