United States	Information Resources EPA 220-N-94-001
Environmental Protection Management	Issue Number 37
Agency	(3404)	January 1994
Library Network Communications
Servicing EPA Staff Through InterLibrary Loan—
Another Service of the EPA Library Network
by Jonda Byrd, IMSD
One of the ways the EPA Library Network
provides services to EPA staff is by sharing
collections with other Libraries. No one library, not
even the Library of Congress (LC), contains every
document ever produced. Libraries develop their
collections based on the clients they serve, and the
amount of money available in their collection
development budgets. The EPA Libraries expand
their collection of books, journals, EPA and other
government documents by participating in
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.
Interlibrary Loan is the process by which one
library lends material from its collection to another
library. The usual method is to loan and receive
within a local network or consortium of libraries. If
you cannot find a document within your own
lending area, you would expand the search to
include a wider geographic or research area.
Lending is done for individuals from library to
library. Many libraries participate in the Online
Computer Library Center (OCLC) which serves the
purpose of providing a standardized electronic
mechanism to request and locate documents for ILL.
OCLC also provides a standard form for lending
material following the American Library
Association (ALA) guidelines for ILL. The EPA
Library Network follows these basic guidelines and,
in addition, each library has policies regarding ILL.
At a local level, ILL policies vary among the EPA
libraries. If you have specific questions regarding
an individual library policy, contact your local EPA
Continued on page 2
In this issue...
The Challenges of ILL 	3
Linking with the World	3
Correction	3
UnCover 	4
Innovative Use of ILL	4
Copyright Law	5
Database Service-Region 3.. 6
Duluth-Database Access ... 7
ILL—A New Approach	9
Around the Network	 10
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Servicing EPA from page l
More than 17,000 libraries
belong to OCLC and can search an
estimated 29 million bibliographic
records. OCLC connects libraries
nationally and internationally in
52 countries. The EPA library can
tell if a participating library in
Seattle, Boston, Hong Kong, or
Alaska has the material requested.
When a library loses access to
OCLC, its like losing the key to a
safe deposit box. They lose their
connectivity to the outside world.
Several EPA libraries are
unable to access OCLC at this
time. This has been particularly
challenging for the Librarians in
meeting the needs of their clients.
Many Librarians have been
especially creative in their
attempts to serve EPA staff by
learning more about Networks and
Consortiums that could provide
help for ILL.
This issue of INFO ACCESS
highlights some of those creative
libraries in the Network and the
solutions they came up with to
solve their ILL problems. Also in
this January issue is the ongoing
series begun in November which
discusses database access at
Regional and Field Office/
Laboratory Libraries. Diane
McCreary, Library Manager,
Region 3 Library in Philadelphia
and John Bankson (contractor),
Head Librarian, Environmental
Research Laboratory (ERL)
Library, Duluth, contributed
articles on database access in their
respective libraries for this issue.®
April in Cincinnati
The EPA Library
Network Conference
is scheduled for late
April in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Details will be
Spring Conference
Toxicological Profiles
If you have not received a copy of the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry (ASTDR) Toxicological Profiles
contact Gayle Alston at (404) 639-6205.
INFOACCESS, a forum to provide information and report on
progress in information management across the Agency, is
produced by the Information Access Branch (IAB) of the
Information Management and Services Division (IMSD),
Washington, D.C., under the direction of Jonda Byrd, National
Library Network Program Manager. Please send comments and
suggestions to: Ann Dugan (contractor), Network Coordinator,
3404, EPA Public Information Center, 401 M Street, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20460. Telephone: (202) 260-7762.
Electronic mail: Dugan. Ann.

The Challenges of Interlibrary Loan at ERL-Corvallis
by Stephanie Bianchi (contractor), Head Librarian, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL)-Corvallis, Library
Here at ERL-C, we have been challenged to
continue providing Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service
in spite of our inability to use the Online Computer
Library Center (OCLC) for long periods of time.
We are fortunate in that the bulk of our ILL is done
with Oregon State University (OSU) Library,
located here in Corvallis. For items not available at
OSU, we have had to use a variety of strategies. We
phone, fax, and mail requests to other EPA and
Federal libraries. We use the Internet to locate
libraries that have items we need and then send
requests to them. This is time consuming and slow.
This year, we are establishing an account through
Fedlink with the University of Microfilms (UMI), a
document delivery service. I have used the UMI at
other libraries where I have worked and found their
service to be excellent. They carry over 14,000 titles
and guarantee shipment in 2 to 4 working days.
They will accept requests by OCLC, fax, phone, or
mail. And after the first 1,000 articles have been
ordered, the base price goes down to $8.50 per
article of any length. Since Fedlink is treated as one
customer, that first 1,000 articles happens relatively
early in the year and the discount is applied to any
UMI/Fedlink customers. One of the biggest
advantages to using UMI is that they pay all
copyright royalties. The price of some royalties is
added on to the base price of $8.50 per article, (the
faxed price is $10.00 per article and includes most
copyright fees) but the catalog lists these titles so
you are forewarned that there will be added costs in
these cases. For more information on UMI call
their toll free number at 1-800-521-0600, ext's. 517,
525, or 528 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern
standard time.0
Linking with the World
If you have had trouble locating that important article that is not
available at any library in the United States, INFOTERRA may be able
to help you. During 1993 INFOTERRA/USA staff assisted the
Headquarters Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff by obtaining three articles
that had been published in obscure journals. After checking on the
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), ILL staff could not identify
any United States locations that could supply the requested articles.
INFOTERRA/USA staff contacted the INFOTERRA sites in Australia,
Japan, and the Philippines to ask for help. The good news ... all of the
articles were supplied! Beware that not all countries move at the same
pace ... one of the requests took two months!
If you have checked OCLC for a journal and cannot find a supplier
in the United States, contact INFOTERRA at the Headquarters Library
and we will try to "link you with the rest of the world" (202) 260-5917;
fax (202) 260-3923; Iibrary.infoterra@epamail.epa.gov.
Please make the following
correction to the library list on
the inside cover of the November
insert "Databases Accessible
through EPA Libraries":
Barbara MacKinnon—Region 7
(913) 551-7358
fax (913) 551-7467
Pat Craven—Region 8
(303) 294-1391
fax (303) 294-1087

UnCover: Article Access and Document Delivery
by Allison Kenney (Contractor), Head Librarian, National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC)-Denver
The NEIC library has been using the UnCover
service for document delivery for several months
and has been very pleased with the article
availability, ease of use, cost, and delivery time.
UnCover currently indexes 15,000 unique multi-
disciplinary journal titles and is adding new titles
each month. Indexing of articles began in 1989,
with over 5 million articles currently available for
document delivery. UnCover has also announced
plans for future enhancements which will allow for
document delivery of articles published prior to
Searching in the UnCover system is available in
two formats: menu driven or easily learned "quick
search" commands which have boolean and
truncation capabilities. The entire indexed entry for
each article is searchable and includes author, title,
subtitle, summary or abstract, and subject headings.
Browsing by table of contents is also available.
Cost has been averaging $ 12 an article and
includes fax delivery and copyright fees. Article
delivery, by fax, is within 24 hours, though we have
received all of our articles within 3 to 4 hours.
UnCover is part of the Colorado Association of
Research Libraries (CARL) system and can be
accessed by dialing in to (303) 756-3600 (300,
1200, or 2400 baud, 8 data bit, 1 stop bit, no parity)
or through the Internet at database.carl.org. There is
no charge to access CARL or UnCover, and in many
states telecommunication charges can probably be
avoided if there is a local dial-in number to a
university or library system that has become part of
the CARL system (AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID,
MA, MD, NY, TX, WA).
For more information, call the UnCover Company
at 1-800-787-7979, fax (303) 758-6946, or Internet
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Innovative Use of Interlibrary
Loan-Document Retrieval at *EJD-Annapolis
Internet has enhanced the delivery of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to EJD's library. I have used
Internet several times during the last year to obtain copies of articles or documents that I was not able to
find in the Online Library System (OLS) and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Once I sent
a request via the IAMSLIC (pronounced I-AM-SLIC, this is a listserv for biological and marine libraries)
listserv that I monitor. The IAMSLIC listserv is often used to request assistance for hard-to-find items.
Another time, in responding to a request for information from a library in Australia, I was able to give
him the information he wanted. In return, he was able to supply several articles from an Australian
journal that was not available though OCLC. (Arlene Howard, Librarian, Contractor at EPA/CRL)
*OCLC Code for the Central Regional Laboratory Library in Annapolis, Maryland. Each library in the
network using OCLC has a unique code assigned to them.

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Copyright Law for Federal Librarians
in the Age of Technology
(Report on the FUCC Program held December 15,1993)
by Linda Miller Poore (contractor), Head Librarian, U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT>
Washington, D.C., Library
Why do we need copyright laws? To encourage
creativity by securing for authors (and publishers) the
profit from their efforts, but also to secure for the public
a "right to copy." Our problem, as librarians acting as
intermediaries between the authors/publishers and the
public, is to figure out what our responsibilities are in
regards to copyright.
To help federal librarians out of the copyright
confusion, the Federal Library and Information Center
Committee held a very interesting seminar at the Library
of Congress (LC), taught by Laura N. Gasaway, M.L.S.,
J.D., who has been the Director of the Law Library and
Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina
since 1985. This article is based on my notes and
materials from the seminar. In regards to contracted
federal libraries, Ms. Gasaway said that the federal
agency is still responsible for copyright issues unless the
contract explicitly assigns responsibility to the
Copyright Concepts
Fixation: Copyright law attaches to intellectual
property at the point that the creative process is fixated in
tangible media, i.e., recorded, written, etc., in any format
now known or developed in the future. An example of
something that cannot be copyrighted is a sidewalk chalk
painting that washes away with the rain.
Term of Copyright: An item published before 1978
comes under the 1909 Act, which grants the copyright
for 28 years, plus an option to renew for another 28
years. The 1976 Act became effective January 1,1978;
items by personal authors are copyrighted for the life of
the author plus 50 years, and for corporate authors the
term is 75 years after date of first publication.
Registration: If one wants to be able to bring suit in
federal court over ownership of a copyright, the work
needs to be registered, which consists of filling out the
form, paying the $20 fee, and depositing two copies at
Notice of Copyright: The preferred copyright notice
is the symbol of a "c" in a circle. But note, as a result of
the Berne Convention, an item is now copyrighted even
if it does not carry a printed notice—so it is safe to
assume that anything created after 1990 is copyrighted.
Public Domain: Items that are not subject to
copyright are materials on which the copyright has
expired or in which the author never claimed copyright,
i.e., "dedicated to the public." In addition, items
produced by the federal government cannot be
"The Congress shall
have Power... To prom ote
theProgress of Science and
useful Arts, bysecuritigfor
limited Times to Authors
and Inventors theexclusive
right to their respective
Writi ngs and Discoveries."
(The U.S. Constitution,
Article!, Section $)
copyrighted, although beginning in 1978 the National
Science Foundation began to allow researchers to retain
ownership of their research even though it was produced
with federal funds. There is no prohibition against state
and local government publications being copyrighted.
Fair Use (Section 107)
So, under what conditions may one use copyrighted
material? Fair use means to many patrons: "I want to use
it, therefore it is fair." Unfortunately, it is not that
simple. Professor Gasaway proposed that as librarians
we use the following tests based on the four factors
outlined in Section 107:
1. Purpose. Is the use for commercial purposes or
Continued on page 8

DATABASE ACCESS IN THE LIBRARY NETWORK is a continuation of a series
started in the November 1993 issue of INFO ACCESS. A different regional and
Laboratory/Field Office Library will be highlighted every other month describing the types
of databases in use at their respective libraries. This issue highlights the Region 3 libraries
and the Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL)-Duluth, Library.
Database Service in Region 3
by Diane McCreary, Library Manager, Region 3 Information Resource Center, Philadelphia, PA
In Region 3, the Library is part of the Information Resource Management Branch (IRMB). It
is IRMB's goal to make information readily available to Regional staff at their desktop PC's via
the LAN. To that end, the Library is moving toward the Electronic Library concept.
For a while now, we have been downloading literature searches, cleaning them up, and then
sending them to the requestors via the LAN. It has become quite popular with busy Regional
staff who have the option of "visiting" the Library without actually making a trip. It also gives
us the ability to assist staff who may be in the field but can dial in to the LAN. We also
download full text articles when feasible (and the budget permits!). This has come back to haunt
us in a way; previous users are quite disappointed when they request an article from an esoteric
journal and find out it isn't available electronically. Some Regional employees have performed
the electronic version of "cut and paste" by incorporating facts and figures—often on particular
companies—into the paperwork for enforcement actions.
The next step was to obtain CD-ROM versions of heavily used databases
and references and place them on a CD-ROM tower that is accessible
through the LAN. Dawn Shellenberger, a Labat-Anderson, Inc. (LAI)
contractor, has been conducting training sessions to instruct Regional staff in
using the CD-ROM's. With year-end funding, we were able to add a
significant number of databases such as RODSCAN to the tower.
End-of-year funds also made it possible to obtain ILS software. Among other functions, it
will make the Library's catalog available on the LAN. The circulation system will also be
installed on the LAN and, while individual records will be protected for privacy reasons,
Regional staff will be able to see if a particular item is on the shelf or out on loan.
For FY94, we are struggling with the journal subscription problems of cost and space that
virtually every library is facing. We are investigating table-of-content and document delivery
services and hope to give such services a trial run this year.
Electronic information services hold great promise and challenge. It is going to be an
interesting experience as libraries "re-invent" themselves. O

Duluth—Database Access
by John Bankson (contractor), Head Librarian, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL)-Duluth, Library
OPAC's in General
I've never been a sophisticated
computer user, but I've always
used Online Public Access
Catalogs (OPAC's) as an
undergraduate student at the
University of Minnesota and as a
graduate student at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. As long
as one has a dial access number,
the proper hardware, and
telecommunication software,
there's probably thousands of
OPAC's that are easily accessed.
The one's that don't incur any phone
charges arc the best.
Because of the specialized nature
of the material used at ERL-Duluth,
EPA libraries supply less than half
of the material requested by
Unterlibrary Loans (ILL). OPAC's
can help librarians identify the
location of current books and
journals on such topics as: exotic
species, sea grants, and wetlands.
Acquire Database
Information from North
America, and Western Europe are
generally easy to find. OPAC's
assist in locating information
from countries such as Japan,
China, North and South Korea,
India, the Commonwealth of
Independent States (formerly the
Soviet Union), and Bulgaria.
Freshwater toxicity studies from
these countries are researched and
added to the Acquire Database.
Acquire (Aquatic Information
Retrieval Toxicity Database)
database is a collection of files on
ERL-D's VAX Cluster
Minicomputer, which is
developed and maintained here at
ERL-Duluth. A copy is kept at
Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina (RTP, NC). Anyone
working for the Federal
Government can access it at no
charge. Contact Christine
Russom for an Account and
Password at (218) 720-5709.
The E-mail letters from the
Office of Pollution Prevention
and Toxics (OPPT) Library,
specifically Randy Brinkhuis and
Geff King, (contractors) have
been very helpful for getting
started with Internet. Thanks to
them, I'm a regular searcher of
LOCIS (the Library of Congress
Information System). It has
several datafiles, besides just the
book, and serial holdings of the
Library of Congress (LC)—
namely, the Copyright Law and
Congressional Record files. Both
are of great use for EPA
Librarians or any librarians. The
Congressional records allow you
see how your Congressmen have
voted, and why, on a particular
issue. Copyright Law files allow
a researcher to stay abreast of the
current issues in copyright
without the need to attend
expensive and time consuming
training sessions or conferences.
I'm told there will be online ILL
service for OPAC's available
soon via Internet. There's more
than a world of information on
the Internet. So far, I've barely
scratched the surface.
Patron Use
All access to the databases I
mentioned is from my PC (IBM-
XT, 286) and Microcom AX/
2000c modem. If we did have
the space and funds for a
workstation in the library, I
would allow and encourage
patrons to do their own searching.
However, I encourage anyone
with the necessary hardware to
access the Online Library System
(OLS), Access EPA, and any
other database sources that would
be relevant. Allowing patrons to
search databases really doesn't
apply to my situation, because I
have no workstation dedicated for
library purposes other than my
As far as public access goes, I
sometimes will look for an EPA
report on the OLS or the Office
of Research and Development
(ORD) Databases. If they want
something non-EPA, I, in most
cases, refer them to the Public
Library, or to the most logical
source where they would likely
access the given information.
EnviroText Retrieval System
Password and information on
access were sent to me without
any warning. EnviroText is a full
text source for the Environmental
parts of the U.S. Code, State
Regulations, and the CFR's.
A 1-800 Dial Access Number
was given to me by Rhea Cohen,
who can be reached at
(703) 603-8878.O

Copyright from page 5
2.	Nature. Is the information/item designed to be
consumed? For example, non-fiction, factual
information such as a reference book has greater
intrinsic fair use then a novel.
3.	Amount of substantiality used. One should consider
not only what percentage of the total is being used, but
is the desired part the "heart of the work"?
4.	Market effect The Supreme Court considers this the
"most important test." To what extent is the desired
use going to result in lost sales or subscriptions for the
copyright owner?
Reproduction and Photocopying
(Section 108)
Once it has been determined that the proposed use is
"fair," the law allows that it is not an infringement for a
library, archives, or their employees acting within the
scope of their employment to reproduce no more than
one copy of a work and distribute it if (1) the
reproduction and distribution is made without direct or
indirect commercial advantage; (2) the collection is
either open to the public or to researchers doing research
in the same field (Interlibrary Loan); and (3) the
reproduction and distribution of the work contains a
notice of copyright [Section 108 (a)].
There are also other provisions that allow the library
or archives to make copies for replacement purposes
[Section 108 (e)J.
Unsupervised photocopiers: We all know we need
to post a copyright notice by photocopiers used by
patrons. What you may not know is that Section 108 (f)
protects libraries and their employees from liability for
the unsupervised use of reproduction equipment.
Table of contents/clipping services: The question of
distributing copyrighted Table of Contents came up at
the seminar; "there is no clear answer—but no one has
been sued" over distributing them to patrons. For
electronic distribution, Gasaway suggested we rearrange
the contents and strip out anything that is not
bibliographic information. If we write abstracts (such as
in the OPPT Library's electronic "NEWSBREAK"
current awareness service), care should be taken that the
abstracts are descriptive, and not summaries of the
contents. As to distributing actual copies of news
articles, that is clearly illegal without first obtaining
permission from the newspapers. She notes that many
newspapers are being very generous in granting libraries
reproduction rights without a fee—an exception being
The New York Times.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) (Subsection 108 (g) 21
While nothing in copyright law precludes 4V
networking arrangements, there are a few guidelines that
should be kept in mind. Most importantly, remember
that only one copy comes under fair use; the copy
obtained via ILL must be given to the patron—do not
make a copy for the library's collection or for another
Suggestion of five: (It is not a "rule" of five because
there is no automatic penalty for violation.) Each year a
borrowing library may make five requests from a
periodical title going back (a rolling) five years. You do
not have to include in the count items whose titles are on
order or are owned but missing (e.g., at the bindery or
checked out). Non-periodicals: five requests per year
during the entire term of copyright.
Other provisions affecting ILL: The borrowing
library must maintain records of its ILL transactions for
three calendar years, and the list must be accessible by
title. The lending library must require an indication from
the borrowing library that the request conforms to
copyright guidelines.
Non-Book Media
Videotapes: When ordering videotapes for the library
collection, it was suggested that the library enclose with
the order a letter asking for duplication rights; the right
to have an archival copy of the tape; and the right to
convert the copyrighted material into whatever format
may become the standard in the future, assuring them
that the library will only have one copy to match the
equipment (e.g., being allowed to copy a Betamax tape
to VHS). If you also want public performance rights,
such as being able to show the tape to a group, this
usually involves having to write a separate letter to the
rights and permissions department of the vendor.
Computer Technologies: Databases
and Software
Needless to say, this is a very large and confusing area
of copyright law that is still being litigated. The
following touches on just a few items.
Internet: Just because you find it, do not assume you
are free to use it—look for the copyright notice.
Continued on page 9


A Review
Interlibrary Loan—A New Approach to an Old Problem
A white paper on Interlibrary Loan, supplied by the Headquarters Library and reviewed by Rose Randazzo
Ellis (Contractor), Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (EMSL)-Las Vegas, Library
"Maximizing Access, Minimizing Cost: A First Step Toward the Information Access Future,"
by Shirley K. Baker and Mary E. Jackson. Prepared for the Association for Research Libraries
(ARL) Committee on Access Information Resources, November 1992 and revised February 1993.
This paper addresses the problems and
possibilities of providing Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
and Document Delivery Services in an electronic
age. The authors provide background definitions and
indicate that the standard accepted definition of ILL
no longer accurately reflects the services being
performed. With the introduction of electronic
messaging systems such as the Online Computer
Library Center (OCLC), Research Library
Information Network (RLIN), and others, both
sources and demands have increased dramatically.
The authors tell us our goal as librarians is to
make resource sharing work. We must focus on
library access and delivery services, which of course
are centered on ILL.
Baker and Jackson give the readers a brief outline
of how to implement an ARL Membership-Based
Resource Sharing Program. They feel that if ILL
Departments follow the ARL Resource Sharing
Program, such departments would work more
efficiently. The following are a few examples from
the proposed program:
~	Resource sharing activities in ARL libraries
planned and executed in a coordinated, mutually
supporting manner, with a clear definition of
responsibilities of borrowers and lenders, and
including both loan requests and photocopies.
~	An electronic tracking system and annual
accounting to facilitate periodic rather than
transaction-based billing for libraries that charge.
~	Realistic performance goals which may include
turn-around time and perhaps fill rate for requests.
This paper gives us a thorough examination of the
current ILL practices and also backs it up with
solutions on how to improve these practices. It was a
well-researched paper and quite informative in a
field that has been reexamined on numerous
Copyright from page 8
Distributing searches via E-mail: Some database
vendors are giving permission to send downloaded
bibliographies via E-mail.
Software: Already two colleges have been fined for
violation of copyright in regards to using illegal copies of
software. The Software Publishers Association (SPA) is
becoming increasingly aggressive about pursuing
violators. For more information, contact them at:
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-452-1600; Piracy Hotline: 1-800-388-7478
Future of Copyright
Copyright law is a growing field. Unfortunately, most
of the lawyers are looking for the copyright holders
instead of the public's right to copy. As librarians, we
should try to keep aware of current issues and trends,
including important court cases such as the Texaco
case—which is headed for the Supreme Court. A copy
of the actual law is available from LC's Copyright Office
(Circular 92, "Copyright Law of the United States of
America), and finally, if you would like a copy of the
course workbook Copyright Law in the Age of
Technology, it is available for $30 from Kris Silver at
(919) 962-1321.

This section of INFO ACCESS is used to report on upcoming meetings and projects
currently underway in the Regions, Laboratories, and Headquarters. Anyone with
contributions for this column should contact Ann Dugan (contractor), Network
Coordinator, at (202) 260-7762; email: Dugan.Ann.
National Enforcement
Investigations Center Library (NEIC)
The NEIC library has moved into a new space. The move which took place between
December 17 through January 3 kept library staff incommunicado for some time while
the LAN cabling, modem connection, fax line, and phone lines were put into place. The
NEIC Library is back in service. Their phone, fax, and address are unchanged. The staff
is very excited about their new larger space and compact shelving. You can contact
Allison Kenney (contractor), at (303) 236-5122.
Office of General Counsel (OGC) Law Library, Washington, D.C.
The Law Library has installed its first CD-ROM player at Rosslyn, a satellite facility
housing 40 attorneys. The Federal Register, CFR, and U.S. Code are available on disk.
Barbara Morrison, the Law Librarian, says, "It's great to have this technology at last!"
Additional players will be in place elsewhere in OGC soon.
On December 9th, at an office-wide ceremony, Barbara was presented with the General
Counsel Award for Excellence "In recognition of valued and dedicated service to the
Office of General Counsel." Congratulations, Barbara!
The new mail code for the Law Library is MC-2312.
Region 10, Library, Seattle
Fern Honor6 has accepted the position of Head Librarian vacated by Betsy Rustin. Fern
has been a Regional Records Manager in Seattle for the last one and a half years.
Although a resident of the Northwest for 21 years, Fern spent 1988-1990 in Syracuse,
New York where she received her MLS from the Information Studies Department at
Syracuse University. Fern can be reached at (206) 553-4480 or by E-mail Honore.Fern.
Welcome to the network!

Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC) Library, Cincinnati
Stephenu Harmony has accepted a new position as Director of the Raymond Walters College Library of
the University of Cincinnati. Her first day was December 23, 1993. Robert Rettig, Collection Development,
will be coordinating library operations until a new Head Librarian/Coordinator is hired. His number is
(513) 569-7712, EMAIL Rettig.Robert.
Sarah Wills-Dubose, Records Manager, has accepted a new position. Her last day is Thursday,
December 30.
Interlibrary loans should be directed to Louise Gunkel ((513) 569-7701 or Gunkel.Louise). Robert Rettig,
Collection Development, will be coordinating library operations until a new Head Librarian/Coordinator is
hired. His number is (513) 569-7712. (Still working on activating his EMAIL account.)
Hollywood Comes to Region 3 Library
During the week of December 13-17, the Region 3 Library was used as the setting for a video shooting.
The sponsor of this epic is the Office of Air, Quality, Planning, and Standards (OAQPS). The video is one
of a series on municipal combustors, and it deals specifically with researching regulatory information, in
particular the CFR and Federal Register. The title is "The CFR Zone" and it is sort of a takeoff on the old
Twilight Zone. (I can identify with comparing research on the CFR to the Twilight Zone.) There were
professional actors, cameramen, a teleprompter operator, a director, and lots of lights. Region 3 Library was
chosen for the beauty and talent of its staff. Just kidding—we weren't in it. In fact, it was simple
geography—the contractor is located right outside Philadelphia and didn't have to travel. We're anxious to
see the finished product in a month or so and hope to share it with the rest of the Network. Diane McCreary,
Region 3.
Women's Collections
Two of the Network Libraries have Women's Collections.
The Region 5 Library has a women's collection dating back to the mid-1970's. It was purchased by
the Federal Women1 s Program. Occasionally we get donations to the collection, and for a while this
year it looked like the group might purchase some new material, but that never happened. The Regional
Library does not have the budget to add to this collection.
Region 1 established a WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) collection a couple of years ago,
and at that time I sent an E-mail asking if others had such a collection. None did. Oar holdings are on
, the Online Library System Region 1 file, with WISE as subject/keyword. It is a small group of 30 items, .

~A limited number of the
following titles are available
from the Public Information
Center (PIC) this month. If
you are interested in obtaining
copies of any of the titles, call
the Public Information Center
at (202) 260-2080. ~
1994 Gas Mileage Guide: EPA Fuel
Economy Estimates, October 1993,
United Slates Department of Energy/
Environmental Protection Agency,
Clean Air Marketplace,
June 1993, Office of Air and Radiation,
Climate Change Action Plan, President
William J. Clinton/Vice President
Albert Gore, Jr., October 1993.
Green Lights: An Enlightened
Approach to Energy Efficiency and
Pollution Prevention, July 1993, Office
of Air and Radiation, 430-K-93-001.
Guardian: EPA's Formative Years,
1970-1973, September 1993, 202-K-93-
Implementation Strategy for the Clean
Air Act Amendments of 1990; Update
1993, November 1993, Office of Air
and Radiation, 410-K-93-001.
Indoor Air Quality Information
Clearinghouse (IAQ INFO), August
1992, Indoor Air Division,
Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air
Quality, September 1993, Office of Air
and Radiation, 402-K-93-007.
Moving to Alternative Refrigerants: Ten
Case Histories—Comfort Coolers,
Industrial Process, and Commercial
Refrigeration: November 1993, Office of
Air and Radiation, 430-K-93-002.
Native American Network: A RCRA
Information Exchange, Summer/Fall
1993, Office of Solid Waste and
Emergency Response, 530-N-93-003.
Outreach and Communication
Resources, September 1993, Office of
Air and Radiation.
Superfund and Enforcement Program
Publications Update, September 1993,
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, 9200.7-021.
UST Program Fact Sheets, April 1993,
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, 510-F-93-014.
Volunteer Monitoring, September 1993,
Office of Water, 800-F-93-008.