Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

by Redmond Kathleen Molz, Phyllis Dain
ISBN-10:
0262133466
ISBN-13:
9780262133463
Pub. Date:
03/03/1999
Publisher:
MIT Press

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Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age

In Civic Space/Cyberspace, Redmond Kathleen Molz and Phyllis Dain assess the current condition and direction of the American public library. They consider the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities,
and cultural trends. They draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country; extensive reading of reports, surveys, and other documents; and their long-standing interest in the library's place in the social and civic structure. The book combines a scholarly, humanistic, and historical approach to public libraries with a clear-eyed look at their problems and prospects, including their role in the emerging national information infrastructure.

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ISBN-13: 9780262133463
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/03/1999
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1(10)
1 The Mission: Consensus and Contradiction
11(34)
2 The Institution: Governance and Funding
45(44)
3 The National Perspective: The Federal Role in Library Development
89(34)
4 The National Perspective: The National Information Infrastructure
123(60)
5 The Institution: Services, Technology, and Communities
183(34)
Appendix 217(6)
Notes 223(26)
Index 249

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