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Public libraries and the Internet : roles, perspectives, and implications

Author: John Carlo Bertot; Paul T Jaeger; Charles R McClure
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Public Libraries and the Internet: Roles, Perspectives, and Implications explores the impact of the Internet and the expansion of the networked environment on U.S. public libraries through more than a dozen essays written by leading scholars and administrators. Notwithstanding the far-reaching changes wrought by the Internet, this is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive exploration of the subject over time  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Carlo Bertot; Paul T Jaeger; Charles R McClure
ISBN: 9781591587767 159158776X 9781591587774 1591587778
OCLC Number: 422757089
Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Evolving relationships between information technology and public libraries / Paul T. Jaeger, John Carlo Bertot, and Kenneth R. Fleischmann --
Public libraries and the Internet : a retrospective, challenges, and issues moving forward / John Carlo Bertot --
Public libraries and e-government / Paul T. Jaeger and John Carlo Bertot --
Public library 2.0 : new technologies, roles, and challenges for public libraries / Lorri Mon --
Public library roles in hurricane preparedness and response / Charles R. McClure [and others] --
The public library in the life of the Internet : how the core values of librarianship can shape human-centered computing / Kenneth R. Fleischmann --
Assessing Florida public library broadband for e-government and emergency/disaster management services / Lauren H. Mandel, Charles R. McClure, and Bradley Wade Bishop --
Providing services for the underserved in public libraries through an understanding of information poverty and access / Kim M. Thompson --
Serving older adult health information seekers in the Internet age : the role of public libraries / Bo Xie [and others] --
Plugging into youth : youth library services in the digital age/era / Erin V. Helmrich and Erin Downey Howerton --
Persons with disabilities and physical and virtual public library settings / Jonathan Lazar, Paul T. Jaeger, and John Carlo Bertot --
Public library funding : an overview and discussion / Denise M. Davis --
The role of state library agencies in public library Internet development / Robert Bocher --
Public libraries and the Internet : a view from the trenches / Larra M. Clark --
Shaping the debate : the present and future impacts of policy on the Internet and library services / Paul T. Jaeger and John Carlo Bertot --
The ever changing impacts of Internet access on libraries and their communities / Charles R. McClure, John Carlo Bertot, and Paul T. Jaeger.
Responsibility: John Carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, and Charles R. McClure, editors.


This book is a timely and detailed exploration of the impact and issues of the Internet in public libraries and their implications for society, policy, and professional practice.  Read more...


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