Written as a contract study for the Association of Research Libraries and published by the Association, this work was controversial in its time and is now a piece of the history of the library profession's confrontation with the challenges of maintaining ambitious collecting policies in the face of harsh economic realities.
Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Academic Discussion Lists, 5th ed. (1995): Foreword by Ann Okerson(The 7th edition, 1997 is also available.)
The Visions and Opportunities series is specifically aimed for the not-for-profit scholarly and research publishing community, and its objective is to promote information-sharing and discussion among people interested in developing the potentials of electronic publishing and particularly of networked distribution. Edited by Ann Okerson. March 1993.
Gateways, Gatekeepers, and Roles in the Information Omniverse -- Proceedings from the Third Symposium (1993)
Aimed at not-for-profit publishers, scholars, and library managers, a broad array of presentations at the 1993 Symposium explored electronic publishing issues such as economics and copyright. Proceedings report new developments and consider the significance and prospects of the growing cooperation between libraries and university press publishers. Edited by Ann Okerson. February 1994.
Filling the Pipeline, Paying the Piper -- Proceedings from the Fourth Symposium (1994)
The 1994 Symposium reported on numerous practical applications under way and concentrated its plenary papers on the real world economics and administration of economic publishing. Edited by Ann Okerson. February 1995. (This publication is currently available from ARL in book form only.)
Three task forces established by the AAU Research Libraries Project, comprising librarians, faculty, and university administrators, present their reports on intellectual property, foreign acquisitions, and scientific and technical information. The reports examine the changing nature of scholarly communication, including the cost of managing research library collections and the robust deployment of new technologies in support of scholarship. May 1994.
This volume, edited by Ann Shumelda Okerson and James J. O'Donnell (1995), offers print publication of a widely-discussed series of e-mail exchanges in the summer and fall of 1994 debating Stevan Harnad's radical proposal for the reform of scientific publishing.