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From Gutenberg to the global information infrastructure : access to information in the networked world

Author: Christine L Borgman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
Series: Digital libraries and electronic publishing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. ed
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This work looks at questions of technology, behaviour and policy surrounding the global information infrastructure. It includes the design and use of digital libraries; institutional aspects of electronic publishing; and the evolving role of libraries.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine L Borgman
ISBN: 0262523450 9780262523455 9780262024730 026202473X
OCLC Number: 51650313
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Awards: Winner of Awarded the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award presented by the American Society for Information Science and Technology..
Description: xviii, 324 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The premise and the promise of a global information infrastructure --
2. Is it digital or is it a library? Digital libraries and information infrastructure --
3. Access to information --
4. Books, bytes, and behavior --
5. Why are digital libraries hard to use? --
6. Making digital libraries easier to use --
7. Whither, or wither, libraries? --
8. Acting locally, thinking globally --
9. Toward a global digital library : progress and prospects.
Series Title: Digital libraries and electronic publishing.
Responsibility: Christine L. Borgman.

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