Issues for Libraries and Information Science in the Internet Age
Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - 228
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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One of the most common topics discussed in libraries today is the Internet. Patrons either want to know what it is or they already know what it is and they want access to it. Librarians ponder how to ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
Ecce Internet Capabilities
Where Exactly Is the Internet?
What Is the World Wide Web?
How Big Is the Internet?
How Important Is the Internet?
The Internets Birth and Development
Whos on the Web?
What You Can Do Find Visit on the Web
The Dark Side of the Internet
Internet Access Policies
The Internet As a Free Forum
Proliferation of Information
Netizenship Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Internet
Legal Issues on the Net
EMail and the Internet
Caveat Internet Potholes Hazard Lights and Glare Ice on the Information Superhighway
Not Dodge City Whos in Charge Here?
Hazardous Driving Conditions on the Infobahn
Information and Misinformation
Change in the Workplace
Change in Us
What About Children? Filtering and Censorship on the Web
Libraries and the Internet Collaboration or Competition?
Who Needs Libraries? Who Needs Librarians?
The Role of the Reference Librarian
What About Books?
Internet Capabilities in the Library
Ethics and the Internet
Internet Resources for Libraries
Sites Sites and More Sites
Recall Versus Precision
The Internet As a Reference Tool
Book and Other Library Media Shopping Sites
Preserving the Past Anticipating the Future
Getting the Future You Want
Selected Glossary of InternetRelated Terminology
Alphabetical Index of Web Sites
Bibliography Libraries and the Internet