These proceedings discuss surveys which share a common theme - the need for a large number of ground-based spectra. It focuses on the various approaches via a single theme concerned with the evolution of galaxies and their distribution. In the near future, impressive new observational facilities will be able to generate large statistical spectroscopic surveys, and the aim of this volume is to assess the scientific impact that ongoing and future spectroscopic surveys can make. Emphasis is placed on the role of non-optical and satellite facilities and the co-ordination of international efforts.
The Sloan digital sky survey, J. Gunn; the AAO's 2df facility - progress and predicted performance, K. Taylor; WYFFOS? why not? (progress with the WHT's prime-focus multi-object spectroscopy system), F. Watson; ROSAT surveys and follow-up spectroscopy, G. Hasinger; the IRAS PSC Redshift survey, W. Saunders; the Las Campanas fibre optic redshift survey, S. Shectman; spectroscopy of K-selected galaxy samples, L. Cowie; following normal galaxies to high redshift using QSO absorption line selection, C. Steidel; constraints on cosmological models from once and future surveys, M. Vogeley; extracting science from large galaxy redshift surveys, D. Weinberg; evolution of structure, N. Kaiser; galaxy clustering at high redshift, G. Efstathiou; evolution in optical galaxy samples, M. Colless; evolution of stellar populations at high z, B. Guiderdoni. (Part Contents).