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Ryan, Gerard; Valverde, Mireia – Internet Research, 2003
Reviews 21 papers based on 13 separate empirical studies on waiting on the Internet, drawn from the areas of marketing, system response time, and quality of service studies. The article proposes an agenda for future research, including extending the range of research methodologies, broadening the definition of waiting on the Internet, and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Downloading, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature Reviews
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Lu, June; Yu, Chun-Sheng; Liu, Chang; Yao, James E. – Internet Research, 2003
Develops a technology acceptance model (TAM) for wireless Internet via mobile devices (WIMD) and proposes that constructs, such as individual differences, technology complexity, facilitating conditions, social influences, and wireless trust environment determine user-perceived short and long-term usefulness, and ease of using WIMD. Twelve…
Descriptors: Internet, Literature Reviews, Models, Telecommunications
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Cohen, Joel – Internet Research, 1996
Reports the results of a study that investigated whether faculty who use computer mediated communication (CMC) achieve greater scholarly productivity as measured by publications and numerous other prestige factors. Findings that indicate positive results from CMC are described, implications for faculty and academic libraries are discussed, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education
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De Maeyer, Dirk – Internet Research, 1997
Examines the Internet's potential for becoming an information highway. Highlights include definitions of the information highway and the Internet; the infrastructure of an information highway; capacity; connectivity; simultaneity; network protocols; applications; interactivity; openness; mobility and remote access; universal access; affordable…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Security, Internet, Privacy
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Ruth, Stephen R.; Gouet, Raul – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of characteristics of users of computer-mediated communication systems and scientific networks focuses on a study of the scientific community in Chile. Topics addressed include users and nonusers; productivity; educational level; academic specialty; age; gender; international connectivity; public policy issues; and future research…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Computer Networks, Foreign Countries
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Ryan, Joe – Internet Research, 1993
Provides a guide for effective Internet use by recommending resources for key activities, including getting oriented, finding a mentor, getting connected, using communication and network navigation tools efficiently, discovering Internet resources, and understanding the broader picture. Prices and network addresses are included for 184 references…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, File Transfer Protocol, Internet, Mentors
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Schwartz, Michael F.; Quarterman, John S. – Internet Research, 1993
Discussion of the growth of the Internet focuses on the rate of growth based on three measurements of changes in reachable Internet services: (1) the rate at which sites initiate network connectivity; (2) the rate at which sites become directly connected; and (3) the rate at which sites distance themselves, usually for security reasons. (Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Futures (of Society), Information Services
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Doctor, Ronald D. – Internet Research, 1994
Proposals for shaping the National Information Infrastructure (NII) lack sufficient provision for supporting locally controlled information delivery systems, which could serve all the people, regardless of class or community environment. A system of federally sponsored National and Regional Institutes for Information Democracy could help meet this…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Democracy, Federal Programs
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Maule, R. William – Internet Research, 1994
Discusses prototype information infrastructure projects in northern California's Silicon Valley. The strategies of the public and private telecommunications carriers vying for backbone services and industries developing end-user infrastructure technologies via office networks, set-top box networks, Internet multimedia, and "smart homes"…
Descriptors: Business, Cable Television, Computer Networks, Futures (of Society)
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Kappe, Frank; And Others – Internet Research, 1993
Discusses the architecture of a global hypermedia information and communication system designed to operate through the Internet that is being developed at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). Topics addressed include clients and servers; distributed hypertext; link server protocol; document cache servers; and applications of the global…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Brett, George H., II – Internet Research, 1993
Reviews the literature of networked information retrieval tools to explore the concept of an interactive text-based virtual reality environment that would encompass resources currently available on the Internet. Highlights include academic libraries, electronic mail, hypertext navigation systems, wide area information servers, knowbots and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Software, Cybernetics, Electronic Mail