Issues for Libraries and Information Science in the Internet Age

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Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - 228
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Are libraries destined for extinction as more people turn to the Web for their information needs? Or will the role of libraries expand to bridge the gap between information haves and have-nots? How will censorship issues, information overload, and archiving affect libraries in years to come? The immense changes brought by the Internet pose many questions and dilemmas for today's librarians, challenging many fundamental beliefs and practices. This timely work addresses a number of major critical issues facing libraries and our society. Join author Bruce Shuman to explore the challenges and possible solutions in this lively and thought-provoking discussion. A fascinating read for anyone working in the information industry-from library managers and practitioners to faculty and students of library and information science. It is also of interest to researchers and Internet users.

 

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Ecce Internet Capabilities
1
Where Exactly Is the Internet?
3
What Is the World Wide Web?
4
How Big Is the Internet?
6
How Important Is the Internet?
10
The Internets Birth and Development
17
Whos on the Web?
22
What You Can Do Find Visit on the Web
26
Access Denied
98
The Dark Side of the Internet
103
Internet Access Policies
105
The Internet As a Free Forum
106
Proliferation of Information
108
Notes
112
Netizenship Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Internet
115
Legal Issues on the Net
117

EMail and the Internet
32
Notes
35
Caveat Internet Potholes Hazard Lights and Glare Ice on the Information Superhighway
37
ModernDay Luddites
40
Not Dodge City Whos in Charge Here?
42
Hazardous Driving Conditions on the Infobahn
46
Information Overload
51
Information and Misinformation
52
Change in the Workplace
54
Change in Us
56
Information Overload
63
What About Children? Filtering and Censorship on the Web
66
Notes
74
Libraries and the Internet Collaboration or Competition?
77
Who Needs Libraries? Who Needs Librarians?
80
The Role of the Reference Librarian
87
What About Books?
88
Internet Capabilities in the Library
91
Ethics and the Internet
126
Notes
144
Internet Resources for Libraries
145
Sites Sites and More Sites
146
Recall Versus Precision
147
The Internet As a Reference Tool
149
Book and Other Library Media Shopping Sites
177
Notes
178
Preserving the Past Anticipating the Future
179
The Future?
185
Forever Free?
191
Getting the Future You Want
193
Notes
196
Selected Glossary of InternetRelated Terminology
197
Alphabetical Index of Web Sites
201
Bibliography Libraries and the Internet
205
Index
223
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BRUCE A. SHUMAN is Adjunct Professor, Texas Woman's University, School of Library & Information Science, Denton.

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