ERIC Number: ED403920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Frugal Youth Cybrarian: Bargain Computing for Kids.
This book distinguishes between the "must-haves" and the "nice-to-haves" for both Macintosh and Windows platforms and recommends 298 "bargains" in children's shareware, freeware, and Web resources. The book is divided into two sections: The first section presents bargain-hunting strategies (chapters 1-5), and the second section lists and describes shareware, freeware, and Internet resources (chapters 6-8). Chapter 1 discusses solutions to budget problems, including the promise and expense of computers; the shareware solution; reconciling expectations and fiscal reality; and new library services. Chapter 2 describes shareware (and its no-cost companion, freeware) and discusses online tools for learners, educators, and librarians; costs and currency; viruses; and uses of shareware and freeware for public and school libraries, classrooms and computer labs, and library staff, teachers and administrators. Chapter 3 focuses on finding shareware on the Internet; connectivity; commercial online services; bulletin board systems; and compressed files. Chapter 4 discusses tagging programs to the curriculum and chapter 5 presents cost-effective strategies for using CD-ROMs in the library and classroom. Chapters 6, 7, and 8, respectively, focus on Macintosh shareware and freeware; IBM-PC (personal computer) shareware and freeware; and World Wide Web, Gopher and FTP sites. Contains an index of software and online sources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Budgets, Classrooms, Computer Centers, Computer Software Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, File Transfer Protocol, Information Services, Internet, Online Systems, Optical Data Disks, Public Libraries, School Libraries, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Book/Product Reviews
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.