ERIC Number: ED389320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Internet Initiative: Libraries Providing Internet Services and How They Plan, Pay, and Manage.
Valauskas, Edward J., Ed.; John, Nancy R., Ed.
This book examines real-life projects involving Internet access, use, and financing in libraries. It focuses on how becoming an Internet provider has improved many libraries' public visibility, level of service, and communication with other educational or community institutions. Chapters include: (1) "Setting Up an Internet Users Group in the Public Library" (Carolyn Caywood); (2) "Wendy's Connects Billings, Montana" (Bill Cochran); (3) "Internet and the Corporate Library: Creating New Opportunity at the Apple Library" (Monica Ertel); (4) "A Small Special Library in the University Makes Itself Bigger with the Internet" (Mary C. Pettengill); (5) "Mushing the Net in Alaska" (Susan Elliot & Steve Smith); (6) "The Texas State Electronic Library: Giving Texans 'All They Need to Know' Through a Single Source" (Mike Clark & M. Lisa deGruyter); (7) "Maryland's Sailor Project: A Library Gateway for Statewide Access to the Internet" (Rivkah K. Sass); (8) "Metro Net Library Consortium: A Model of Public Libraries as Internet Providers in Michigan" (Gerald M. Furi and others); (9) "Internet Use by Rural Public Libraries: An Examination of Two Programs in the Hudson Valley of New York State" (Denise A. Garofalo); (10) "The Internet in Depository Libraries: Better Service, Higher Stress" (Doreen L. Hansen); (11) "Student Employees Enhance Internet Expertise for a Liberal Arts College Library" (Terry Metz); (12) "Implementing the Internet at Syntex: Collaboration between the Library and Information Systems" (Pamela Jajko and others); (13) "Finding a Place in an Advanced Networking Environment: The Library of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business" (Robert E. Mayer & Suzanne Sweeney); (14) "Pikes Peak Library District's MAGGNet" (David R. Clark); (15) "Wish Lists Come True at the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Research Library" (Eugenie Prime and others); (16) "UtahLINK: A Model for Statewide Educational Use of the Internet" (Sharyl G. Smith); (17) "Literacy on the Internet: The National Institute for Literacy and State Literacy Resource Centers World Wide Web Information Network" (Thomas Eland); and (18) "A Regional Free-Net and Internet Access" (Judy Hallman). A list of Internet addresses mentioned in the text and a glossary are appended. (Contains 109 references.) (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Consortia, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Internet, Interschool Communication, Libraries, Library Funding, Library Services, Literacy, Models, Statewide Planning, Student Employment, Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.