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

"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 and across areas of practice. This wide-ranging volume, edited by the authors of several national studies tracking the use and involvement of public libraries with the Internet since 1994, offers both description and assessment. It discusses the ways in which the roles and services of public libraries have changed as a result of the Internet and offers a perspective on the meaning and impact of these changes. Perhaps most critically, it also suggests possible futures and opportunities as public libraries continue to evolve in this networked environment"--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, ©2011
Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, Calif., ©2011
viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9781591587767, 9781591587774, 159158776X, 1591587778
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