The OSA-Library Connection

Moving into new arenas is often a daunting proposition, so when OSA took its first steps into electronic publishing, the Society began to look for ways to ensure that its products would be marketable. One place OSA turned to was its Library Advisory Committee (LAC). Originally an ad hoc committee formed in 1993 to build firmer links to the science library community, the LAC evolved into a advisory body. The LAC consists of OSA members and senior librarians who represent academic, corporate, and laboratory libraries. Since LAC members have strong interests in electronic information and since the library community as a whole is one of OSA's financially critical customers, the Society asked LAC to provide input on the future dissemination of scientific information.

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