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Overview

While still providing librarians with cyberspace toolkit information so that the technology can be cutting edge rather than bleeding edge, the Director of Library Services at the U. of Houston revamps the 1997 manual with 35 papers venturing beyond the purely technical to examine some embedded social and management issues. "On the lighter side...and a small child shall lead them" balances discussions of such topics as Internet networks, web-based markup languages, cyber-citing, and security issues. Includes a list of spelled-out acronyms and initialisms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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This is an intelligent gathering of 35 articles on timely topics, contributed by a variety of writers who are all librarians. It is an overview of libraries and cyberspace: technical, social, and management issues and is an update of the 1997 manual. The appropriate audience ranges from the novice to the advanced cybrarian. Many sources of information for more extensive research are embedded within each article. A sampling of the issues covered includes: security, e-journals, citing electronic resources, Internet training, copyright, and image. Each contributor's qualifications and e-mail address are included at the beginning of the article, which is usually 5-10 pages long. Although pricey, this volume may be just the ticket for the busy professional who is unable to keep up with cutting-edge issues and wants a thoughtful, organized collection of articles by experts. 2000, ALA, 313p, 26cm, 99-044215, $45.00; ALA members, $40.50. Ages Adult. Reviewer: Rita M. Fontinha; Lib. Media Spec., Norwood H.S., Norwood, MA, September 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838907771
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Cybrarian's Tool Kit
Internet News and Website Reviews 3
Searching the Future 10
Netiquette, Hoaxes, and Scams! Oh My! 16
The New Library Demands a Closer Look at Ergonomics 24
2 A Network of Networks of Networks - Technical Underpinnings
The Basics of LAN Technology 35
The Basics of Nationwide Network for the Internet 42
Internet2 and the Next Generation Internet Initiative 51
3 Nothing Is Certain but the Web and Taxes
Guidelines for an Excellent Website 61
Web-Based Markup Language: HTML, DHTML, and XML 68
Browser Plug-Ins: Customization for Multimedia 77
A Day in the Life ... Multimedia and Librarians in the Twenty-first Century 82
4 The Document as Object and Commodity
Metadata 101: A Primer 91
Unique Identifiers on the Web for Documents, Sites, and Domain Names 99
Copyright in Cyberspace 103
Cyber-Citing: Citing Electronic Sources 113
5 Puttin' It Out over the Net: Sources and Services
Collecting Electronic Resources: What You Don't Know, You Can Learn 125
Let's Put It All on the Web: Practical Information for Digital Imaging 134
Digital Libraries 145
In Search of the Elusive E-Journal 152
Developing an Internet-Based Reference Service 159
Electronic Reserves: Concepts and Models 170
6 The Library'd Be Fine if It Wasn't for All These People
Providing Web Access in Libraries: A Practical Guide 179
Kids, the Internet, and All Those Adult Anxieties 190
The Iron Triangle of Privacy, Filtering, and Internet Use Policies 197
Licensed to Teach 206
You Gotta Go to School for That? Pac-Man in the Information Arcade 216
7 Cutting Edge or Bleeding Edge: You Make the Call
Security and Authentication Issues 221
Wireless and Ubiquitous Computing 233
Push Technology: Something New, Something Old 243
Virtual Reality Primer for Cybrarians 252
Quitting the "Technology of the Month" Club 261
8 As the Librarian Turns
On the Lighter Side: ... And a Small Child Shall Lead Them 271
Rupert Giles, Techno-Terror, and Knowledge as the Ultimate Weapon 276
Overcoming Image: Strategies for Librarians in the New Millennium 282
Finding Things and Telling Stories 291
Acronyms and Initialisms 299
Index 303
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